A call to end female genital mutilation through a concert

Angelique Kidjo at a UN concert in New York, 2006

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo will perform a special concert at the United Nations dedicated to the global efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Ms. Kidjo says she is passionate about getting African nations to sign a resolution to end the practice. The UN estimates that every year at least three million girls are at risk of undergoing FGM.

The concert takes place Tuesday evening and can be seen on the Internet at www.un.org/webcast.

Beng Poblete-Enriquez spoke to Ms. Kidjo about the call to end female genital mutilation.

Duration: 4'52"

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