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Female Genital Mutilation
The Belgium-based King Baudouin Foundation has honoured Bogaletch Gebre, an Ethiopian activist and founder of the Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma (KMG) group, for her "innovative" work in reducing Ethiopia's number of female genital mutilation (FGM)
A Senegalese hip-hop artist who underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) during childhood is touring the country's schools to educate teenagers on the dangers of the practice, thanks to a project funded by London-based anti-FGM charity Orchid Project.<
Despite criminalising the practice in 1985, the UK has yet to see a single prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM) - leaving the government "very frustrated", international development minister Lynne Featherstone has said.
The number of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases among Uganda's Pokot and Sabiny tribes was successfully reduced by 40 per cent between 2010 and 2012, a new report claims.
Some 14,000 villagers representing 20 communities have taken part in a ceremonial vow to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage in Niger.
School-age girls in London are "already being prepared" to leave the country so that they can undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) during the summer holidays, junior minister for international development Lynne Featherstone has warned.
The number of children in Amudat, northern Uganda fleeing their homes and seeking shelter from local primary schools to avoid being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) has reached "more than 400" in the last ten months, a report claims.
Twenty-nine girls have graduated from Nyatieko Secondary School in Kisii, Kenya after completing an "alternative rite of passage", which organisers hope will discourage parents from forcing their daughters to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM
A vast majority of adult women in Ghana are against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), a new survey has found, with 94 per cent of female respondents between the ages of 15 and 49 saying they "want the practice stopped".
UK women who publicly condemn the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) are in serious danger of being harassed or attacked by family members and community leaders, Equality Now has said.
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