News on Female genital mutilation

22 July 2014
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
23 July 2013
News
Five years ago, UNFPA and UNICEF launched an ambitious Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. Its aim: to end female genital mutilation and cutting — a traditional which remains deeply entrenched in more... Read more
12 February 2013
News
While the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C has been observed for over 20 years, 2013 was the first year of the day received official UN recognition. To mark the occasion, and to spread the word about... Read more
20 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
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

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