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Officials in Marigat sub-county in Baringo, Kenya have been accused of taking bribes to allow female genital mutilation (FGM).
A newspaper in the UK has been commended by a government minister for raising public awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).
A district in Indonesia is seeing an increase in the number of people being diagnosed with HIV and Aids.
Official figures from Bungo regency's health office indicate that 19 people are now either HIV positive or have Aids.
A new initiative designed to reduce the number of maternal and infant deaths in Liberia has been launched.
The Maternal Health Budget Advocacy Project was devised by the National Budget and Human Rights Forum and Citizens United to Promote Peace and Democracy in Liberia.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been commended for backing a campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM).
Camilla met Nimco Ali, founder of anti-FGM charity Daughters of Eve, at a reception at London's Southbank Centre last week.
The UK has been criticised for failing to do enough to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM).
A UK police force has warned that not enough people are disclosing cases of female genital mutilation (FGM).
According to Sussex Police, FGM is a crime that is "hugely under-reported" at the moment.
Unicef has welcomed a drop in child mortality in Niger throughout the last decade.
According to the latest figures from the organisation, there were 66 deaths among children aged less than a year old during 2011. This compares with 133 in 1992.
An official in the UK has welcomed efforts by the government to clamp down on female genital mutilation (FGM).
A Unicef official has questioned why female genital mutilation (FGM) needs to be carried out in Muslim countries.