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Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Sebei Sub-Region Of Uganda Trains Groups To Fight FGM Practice

Community grass-roots groups have been trained in Sebei Sub-region as part of efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The groups, which are composed of 40 members each, were commissioned at the weekend in Kapchorwa Town. They were identified and trained by Uganda Human Rights Commissions (UHRC) to support the ongoing efforts to achieve zero tolerance […]

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually – UN Health Agency

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). New modelling by the UN agency to coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, marked on Thursday, reveals that […]

Female Genital Mutilation Will Take Centuries To Eradicate -U.N. says

Female Genital Mutilation Will Take Centuries To Eradicate -U.N. says

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will take centuries to eradicate despite world leaders promising to end the practice by 2030, according to United Nations data released on Thursday.   FGM remains as common today as 30 years ago in Somalia, Mali, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Chad and Senegal, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said, while countries making […]

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will not end unless women are lifted out of poverty and donors stop wasting money on ineffective aid programmes, said a prominent Gambian activist. Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of child marriage and FGM, an ancient ritual which involves the total or partial removal of the external genitalia. An estimated 200 […]

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

 The victim’s parents and aunt took her to a private clinic where she underwent the illegal procedure, also known as female circumcision Egypt has detained a retired doctor after the death of a 12-year-old girl on whom he performed female genital mutilation (FGM) sparked anger among women’s rights activists. The victim’s parents and aunt took […]

18-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Circumcisers In Meru

18-Year-Old Woman Rescued From Circumcisers In Meru

An 18-year-old woman from Kautine in Igembe North was on Saturday rescued from forced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The incident comes amid rising concern over rampant cases of FGM in Igembe North despite an intensified crackdown on the vice. Speaking to journalists at Laare Police Station, the woman said she escaped narrowly from her three […]

Rehema Nandito Fights Female Genital Mutilation in Kwale

Rehema Nandito Fights Female Genital Mutilation in Kwale

Rehema Nandito, a 38-year-old woman from Lunga Lunga in Kwale County is on a mission to rescue girls from the outlawed female genital mutilation. Ms Nandito has campaigned against the rite of passage since 2013, earning herself the reputation of being a force to reckon with after rescuing at least 19 girls, majority aged eight […]

GBV Cases Show Significant Drop In Tanzania

GBV Cases Show Significant Drop In Tanzania

UN Women, in collaboration with the government of Tanzania, has helped the country in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) to women and children and so far cases have decreased significantly. Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile said during a seminar at the weekend that […]

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

Kenya Pledges to End FGM By 2022 – Ahead Of Global Target

 Kenya’s president on Tuesday promised to end female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2022, a goal women’s rights campaigners said was unrealistic due to insecurity and high prevalence rates in some parts of the East African nation. One in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 in Kenya have undergone FGM, which usually involves […]

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

‘Wave of hope’ To End FGM In Ethiopia As Activist Pioneer Dies

Ethiopia’s Bogaletch Gebre – feted for almost eradicating female genital mutilation in her home region – has died, her charity said on Wednesday, as activists vowed to push on with her work. The former scientist and marathon runner’s quiet revolution saved tens of thousands of girls from potential injury or death in Ethiopia, which has […]

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