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Posted by in News on November 21, 2019

Celebrating the life of Bogaletch Gebre; The Ethiopian women’s rights activist who fought to end female genital mutilation.

Bogaletch, “the woman who began the rebellion of Ethiopian women” commonly known as Boge, dedicated her life to empowering women…

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Posted by in News on June 5, 2019

Kenya’s President Vows to Push for More Women in Power and End FGM

Kenya – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to push for more women in power, keep all girls in school, tackle…

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Posted by in News on May 6, 2016

FGM Rituals Remain Dangerous

Tanzania: Early marriage is a serious social problem in this country. Underage marriage is one of the principal causes of…

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Posted by in News on August 19, 2015

Somali minister hints at move to ban FGM

Somalia, the country with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation in the world, has given its strongest signal yet…

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Posted by in News on July 24, 2015

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation – Practitioners Promise to Stop in Osun

Nigeria – Traditional circumcision practitioners and medical practitioners in Osun State have resolved to work together with a view to…

Posted by in News, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on July 6, 2015

Kenya: 10 Things You Need to Know About FGM

In Kenya FGM happens quite a lot. As many as 140 million women around the world are cut, more than 101 million…

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Posted by in Uncategorized on May 29, 2015

Nigerian President Bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation outlawed after a decade of campaigning by advocates. Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian president, signed a bill banning…

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Posted by in News on February 11, 2015

Guinea’s Muslim clerics call for end to FGM to help stop Ebola

Muslim leaders in Guinea have called on families to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to prevent the…

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Posted by in News on February 6, 2015

UN calls for FGM zero tolerance after a year in which the world woke up

The United Nations has designated Friday a worldwide day of zero tolerance on FGM, and called for concrete action to be taken…

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Posted by in News on January 14, 2015

Spain asks parents to sign declaration to protect daughters from FGM

Spanish health professionals will step up scrutiny of families from countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised and in…

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