News on Female genital mutilation

19 February 2013
In the News
19 February 2013 — The growing involvement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in a range of issues related to population and development, sexual and reproductive rights, maternal and child health, family... Read more
1 February 2013
News
Four 'good practice' reports, commissioned by UNFPA, suggest that a holistic approach to changing social norms, involving dialogue among all community members, works best to discourage female genital mutilation or... Read more
30 November 2012
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UNITED NATIONS -- The Third Committee of the General Assembly this week adopted a resolution calling for intensified global efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting. The resolution calls on the... Read more
8 February 2013
In the News
Dr. Babatunde OsotimehinCredit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Marzieh Goudarzi interviews UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) — The fight against female genital mutilation and cutting (... Read more
24 September 2012
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A high-level side event at the 67 Session of the UN General Assembly called for increased commitment and concerted actions among many partner to end the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting. The event,... Read more
22 May 2012
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For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the... Read more
15 June 2012
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Ghalfa, the Sudanese word describing a girl who has not had her genitals ritually cut, carries connotations of impurity, promiscuity, even prostitution. For many years, the social stigma attached to this word helped... Read more
29 February 2012
In the News
UNITED NATIONS, New York --- A senior United Nations official and the renowned singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo today urged all UN Member States and communities to outlaw female genital mutilation/cutting and raise... Read more
17 February 2012
In the News
WASHINGTON, D. C. --- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that there is no cultural justification for female genital cutting, a practice that is sometimes referred to as female circumcision.... Read more
31 January 2012
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PATA, Senegal — As Senegal edges closer to becoming the first African country to fully abandon female genital mutilation/cutting, younger women are supporting campaigns to change social norms surrounding the practice.... Read more

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