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An estimated 68 million girls will be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030 if we don't accelerate our efforts to end this harmful practice.

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© Georgina Goodwin for UNFPA

Gender inequality exacts a toll on girls and women worldwide – and in some societies, being born a girl comes at the price of physical integrity.

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© UNFPA/Daniel Baldotto

Female genital mutilation can cause serious health problems and often goes hand in hand with child marriage and an early end to schooling.

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© Georgina Goodwin for UNFPA

Some 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.

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Unless we step up action to end female genital mutilation, another 68 million girls will have been cut by 2030.

Girls are working hard for their right to remain intact.Keeping them safe will take a concerted effort – involving everyone from their families to local, national and international leaders.

You, too, have a role to play.Every voice raised in support will strengthen the push to eliminate female genital mutilation.

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