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The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 - UNICEF (press release)

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunder Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM. Share · Tweet · Share. © UNICEF/UN09341/Mackenzie. On 26 January 2016, Kurdistan Resul ...and more »

PHOTO FEATURE: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation - UN News Centre

Fatima, 7, sits on a bed in her home in Afar region, Ethiopia. She was subjected to FGM/C when she was 1 year old. 6 February 2017. While the exact number is unknown, at least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries throughout Africa, the Middle ...and more »

Joint Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation - EU News

"Over 200 million girls and women have suffered from Female Genital Mutilation across the world, including 500,000 living in Europe. Three million girls worldwide are estimated to be at risk every year. This is a damaging practice, which horrifically ...and more »

Women Group Wants Female Genital Mutilation Act Put into Law - Front Page Africa

Monrovia - As part of celebrations marking the 2017 international day of zero tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) the Women Against Female Genital Mutilation (WAFGEM), a local women advocacy group is disappointed that with 11 years of ...and more »

Female genital mutilation still a 'global concern' - Deutsche Welle

More than 200 million girls and women suffer the consequences of genital mutilation, according to estimates by the United Nations. Some of them have been taken abroad for the so-called practice of "vacation cutting." Kenia Mann trägt T-Shirt gegen ...and more »

UN urges renewed fight to end female genital mutilation as populations grow where practice occurs - UN News Centre

Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, stressing that the UN ...and more »

Female Genital Mutilation is a Gruesome Impediment to the Empowerment of Women - Inter Press Service

In a significant shift from tradition, Maasai elders in Loitoktok, in Kenya's Kajiado County, girls are choosingto forgo traditional FGM as a rite of initiation into womanhood. Photo Credit: Amref Africa. NAIROBI, Feb 6 2017 (IPS) - On 06 February 2017 ...and more »

India women's commission chief backs ban on "barbaric" female genital mutilation - Thomson Reuters Foundation

NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of India's National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday backed a campaign to outlaw "barbaric" female genital mutilation (FGM), the first official support for the banning of the age-old ritual ...and more »

One female genital mutilation case reported every hour in the UK - The Independent

A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, according to analysis of NHS statistics by a charity. Between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 8,656 times when women or girls ...and more »

The practice of female genital mutilation appears to be on the decline in many countries, surveys show - Los Angeles Times

Female genital mutilation remains a deeply embedded practice in some cultures. These Kenyan Masai women attended a meeting in 2014 where several participants voiced opposition to a ban on the practice. (Simon Maina / AFP/Getty Images). The practice of ...and more »