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Non-Formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices

Non-Formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices

Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamance region — a conflict zone — Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut off the […]

Government To Eliminate Harmful Practices Against Women

Government To Eliminate Harmful Practices Against Women

The Federal Government will eliminate all harmful traditional practices (HTPs) against women with focus on Female Genital Mutilation and Cut (FGM/C) minister of Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Alhassan has said. She made this known yesterday at a meeting on accelerating the elimination of harmful traditional practices with emphasis on eradicating (FGM/C) at the Africa union […]