Nigerian human rights lawyer: ‘Stop female genital mutilation’

posted by Christopher Holton A human rights lawyer, Mr Michael Olusola Ogunsakin, has called on mothers to stand against female genital mutilation, saying that the rate at which girls were being made to suffer unnecessary pains left much to be desired. Reacting to a recent report that 137 communities in Osun…

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10 year old girl dies after female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

posted by Christopher W Holton Renewed calls for country to end practice after girl bleeds to death following mass initiation into secret society “A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation during a mass initiation into a secret society in Sierra Leone. The girl, one of 68 involved in…

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Uganda: Over 70 girls succumb to Female Genital Mutilation ahead of the December holidays

ADMIN NOTE: The euphemistic use of the term “circumcised” used in this article is NOT endorsed by EndFGMToday.com… More than seventy girls have been circumcised in Sebei sub-region ahead of the official launch of the season that comes in December this year. According to local leaders, this has forced hundreds…

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WOSI backs passage of anti FGM law in West Africa

Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) has expressed with great disappointment that women and girls are still being subjected to inhumane and gruesome treatments in the name of traditional Practices or culture in Liberia. Speaking to reporters recently, the Executive Director of WOSI, Mariam G Deah said while organizations respect culture, yet,…

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Jaha’s Promise Becomes A Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation

As of 2016, it was estimated that at least 200 million girls and women across 30 countries had experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM). This is the practice of partially or fully removing the external female genitalia and other forms of unnecessary injury, usually before the girl is 5 years old.…

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How Women From The U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Genital Mutilation

Young women from the U.S. are at increasing risk of a dangerous ritual known as female genital mutilation. Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign about “vacation cutting.” SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign to try to stop what’s known as vacation cutting. That’s…

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