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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

February 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. I’ve written a post explaining what FGM is, its prevalence, and how to eliminate the practice globally. 47 more words

Women's Issues

The Ills Of Female Genital Mutilation

How disturbed cultural ills conflict with women’s health in emerging economies

Female genital mutilation is one of the worst humanitarian issues in the world. It happens to many women around the world, mostly in developing economies with a prevailing culture that supports the idea. 294 more words


FGM: The continual 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), likewise known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is an illegal and punishable by law.

FGM is a torture to the female as it is widely depicted to destroy womanly dignity of the person cut. 116 more words


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Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2016

The Directors of Bantaba have worked in communities where female genital mutilation (FGM) is rife. They personally know girls who have been subjected to FGM against their will by relatives and who have almost died as a result. 268 more words


200 Million Girls Have Undergone FGM, 70 Million More Than Previously Thought

Look at the countries named in this report: Malaysia, Oman, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia — Muslim countries. FGM, says this report, is also common in Western countries with a large number of immigrants from countries where FGM is practiced. 101 more words


The United Nations calls for a global ban on female genital mutilation

A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, found that at least two hundred million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in thirty different countries. 99 more words

Child Rights

Ending Child Marriage and FGM Saves Lives and Money

This post is co-written by: Rachel, Policy Associate and Salma, Egypt Fellow

Around the world, women’s and girls’ value as human beings is all too often based largely upon their sexuality, rather than their personal and societal contributions. 1,063 more words

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