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What media should do in the fight against FGM

Last year the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) and The Guardian newspaper launched the Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Journalists reporting on FGM across the African continent.

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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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Time to “Drop the Knife” for FGM in The Gambia

Banjul – Women’s rights activists in the Gambia are insisting that more than 30 years of campaigning to raise awareness should be sufficient to move the government to outlaw female genital mutilation (FMG).

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Slowly winning fight against FGM in Northern Senegal

PODOR – The harm done by female genital mutilation is still enormous in Podor, a city in the north of Senegal, say officials at the local hospital. While the practice is declining slightly, some religious leaders in the region still support it.

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The way to fight Female genital mutilation

Narrow approaches which focus on individuals or appear to attack deep-seated customs are less successful at reducing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) than those that aim for community-driven change that addresses the complex social dynamics associated with the practice, according to a new study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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