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Kenya: We ask the Government that FGM is Taught in all the Schools

There are between 140 to 160 millions of women in the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation, 3 million girls are  at risk every year only in the African continent.

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The long road to freedom for women in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a numerous laws, including a constitution, family and penal codes, and is party to international treaties, which protect the rights of women and girls. But enforcement of the law is a completely different story. A local organisation and its German partner are working hard to end FGM and other forms of violence against Burkinabe women and girls.

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Improved Access to Water May Hold the Solution to Ending FGM in Africa

Kampala – Could it be possible that if women in Africa had access to water, it could save them from undergoing the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM)? It seems that according to yet-to-be released research by Ugandan Gwada Okot Tao, FGM and other forms of circumcision in Africa could be linked to water.

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Q&A: It’s the Beginning of the End for FGM

Journalists can play a crucial role in helping to shift traditional attitudes within societies where the cruel practice of female genital mutilation is an everyday reality.

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Punish those carrying out FGM, say Côte d’Ivoire campaigners

ABIDJAN – Nine women in the northern Côte d’Ivoire town of Katiola have been convicted for carrying out female genital mutilation – the first time that a 1998 law banning FGM has been applied.

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Liberia’s government finding a way to end FGM

MONROVIA  – “There were three people. One person was holding me down; one person was holding my hand; and the other person was doing the job. They lay me down, and…” Fatu said of the female genital mutilation she underwent as an eight- year-old in Liberia.

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