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Obaseki advocates zero tolerance, decisive action to end Female Genital Mutilation

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for zero tolerance and decisive action by stakeholders to reduce the practice of female genital mutilation across the country, saying that such violation of the girl child’s rights exposes her to health challenges.
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Sad: Girl bleeds to death after genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

Female genital mutilation A 10-year-old girl has died in Sierra Leone, after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) during an initiation into a secret women’s society, Police said.Her death has renewed calls for the practice to be banned, Reuters reports. Authorities have arrested the woman in charge of initiations as investigations continue, said

Breaking: Ebonyi govt charges mutilators of 11 girls, parents to Court

Apparently irked by the recent development where 11 teenagers between the ages of 7 and 12, were mutilated in Okpuitumo in Abakaliki local government area of the state, Governor David Umahi, Tuesday directed that the perpetrators of the act including the parents of the victims and other accomplices be charged to court without further delay
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Female genital mutilation causes sexual problems – Expert

Female genital mutilation By Esenvosa IzahWomen who are victims of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) may develop sexual problems like pain during intercourse, reduced satisfaction and potential challenges with orgasm. A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Tomi Imarah, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in

FGM: Gross violation of girl-child fundamental human rights – UNICEF

FGM: Gross violation of girl-child fundamental human rights – UNICEF

NAN The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful traditional practice and gross violation of girl-child fundamental human rights which must be eradicated in Nigeria. Mrs Aderonke Olutayo, UNICEF FGM Consultant for Ekiti, Osun and Oyo States, said this at the public declaration of abandonment of FGM in Ife […]
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African youth speak against FGM on UN Youth Day

Young Africans speaking out in their thousands on International Youth Day, pledging to share a global message that calls for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). Thousands of individuals, groups and organisations have shared pledges to end FGM on social media, in hopes of shattering the silence that surrounds the practice. International Youth Day […] …

Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation

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Somalia’s Attorney-General Ahmed Dahir has announced the country’s first ever prosecution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending a team of investigators to find out more about the death of the girl, Deeqa, who suffered severe […] …

Female Genital Mutilation persists despite outlaw

In what seems a prevalent ordeal for women in Africa, the story of genital mutilation among female children and its stoppage is still farfetched. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an awkward cultural practice by some African tribes performed on women with hope to curtail their high sexual urge, and to keep them to one man husband.
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