International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19 increasing risk of female genital mutilation

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the risk of female genital mutilation or FGM, with the UN predicting that an additional two million girls will be subjected to the practice in the next ten years.

Unity, funding and decisive action needed to end FGM and protect millions of girls, UN says

The United Nations has called for collaboration at all levels, and across all sectors of  society, to protect millions of girls and women at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) every year. 

Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year’s commemoration of the

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Malian singer could not find “place in society” following genital cutting

A singer from Mali has been explaining how she was not able to find her “place in society” after she was subjected to female genital mutilation, also known as FGM and genital cutting.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, FGM and Burundi journalists

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

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UN Gender Focus: FGM, World Radio Day and LGBT equality stamps

Malian singer could not find “place in society” following genital cutting

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Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist

A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the experience has remained with her into adulthood.

The practice also known as FGM is considered by the United Nations as a violation of the rights of women and girls.

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