News on Female genital mutilation

6 February 2015
News
Community members march against FGM. They are graduates and supporters of a rite of passage that serves as an alternative to FGM. © UNFPA/Mandela Gregoire
TARIME, United Republic of Tanzania – Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation – one that can lead to haemorrhage, infection, complications during childbirth, infertility, and, in some cases, even... Read more
6 November 2014
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NAIROBI, Kenya – A new campaign highlighting the critical role of media in helping to end female genital mutilation (FGM) was launched in Kenya, Nairobi, last week. The campaign will engage global media outlets,... Read more
23 September 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nancy Tomee resisted female genital mutilation (FGM) for seven long years, enduring bullying and abuse before a local organization intervened on her behalf. Yesterday, Ms. Tomee spoke to... Read more
2 September 2014
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sheikh Mohamed Saeed, a 74-year-old community leader in Sudan’s Wad Sharefai Refugee Camp, has become an unlikely advocate to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Wad Sharefai Camp is in the eastern... Read more
22 July 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Despite the advances made in promoting human rights, girls remain among the most vulnerable people in the world. In developing countries, one in three girls are married before reaching age 18... Read more
5 June 2014
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AFAMBO, Ethiopia – From birth, Kadiga Mohammed was set to marry her first and eldest cousin, a traditional practice known as ‘absuma’ in her community in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. When she turned 16, her parents... Read more
12 March 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - “We want to stress the fact that youth cannot and will not be ignored. We may be young, but we have experienced female genital mutilation. We know how it feels. We understand it. Ending it is... Read more
18 October 2013
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The Government of Italy, UNFPA and UNICEF are organizing an International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in Rome from 21-25 October, 2013. The conference, held in the context of the UNFPA-... Read more
18 June 2013
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AFAR REGION, Ethiopia — Ten-year-old Sadiya Abubakar had suffered for a long time.  What should be a natural regular function – urination– had become an ordeal for her. Sadiya was infibulated when she was just seven... Read more
11 June 2013
In the News
LONDON  — U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation/cutting at a private clinic. Egypt banned FGM/C  in 2008 but it is... Read more

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