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Ending FGM possible in ten years with youth support: UN reproductive health official

If young people can be mobilized worldwide to help stamp out the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, it can be ended within the next ten years.

That’s according to UN reproductive health agency UNFPA’s joint programme coordinator on eliminating FGM, Nafissatou Diop, in an interview with Cristina Silveiro of UN News, just ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to end FGM.

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From pariah, to pride and joy: how one girl narrowly escaped FGM

Rescued from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by her mother just hours before the ceremony, Purity Oyie was forced to flee and become a pariah.

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UN Gender Focus: Female Genital Mutilation

Welcome to the ‘UN Gender Focus’ podcast.

For this first episode of 2018 we’ll hear from Nafissatou Diop of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) about international efforts to stamp out the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Involving men plays crucial role for women’s empowerment, says activist

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

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UN Daily News Programme 26 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

In today's programme:  UN Women believes the “epidemic” of violence against women in the Solomon Islands can be stopped; and: An FGM survivor and refugee speaks out.

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“I lost my dignity in Libya”: FGM survivor and refugee speaks out

Aisha fled her home in Côte d’Ivoire to save her daughter from female genital mutilation (FGM), but the mother’s nightmare only continued at a detention centre in Libya.

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3'52"

UN Gender Focus: FGM; child soldiers and sexual abuse

WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls

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9'59"

UN and Africa: focus on ICC; Libya and ending FGM

Withdrawing from ICC undermines international justice: UN expert

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (AM)

Israel urged to reconsider “Regularization Bill” on settlements

Authorities in Israel are being urged by a senior UN official in the region to reconsider legislation which would enable continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls

More than 200 million girls and women around the world are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice that the UN says is spreading, along with global migration.

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