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WHO: we can stop genital mutilation of girls

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More than 200 million girls and women around the world are victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice that the UN says is spreading, along with global migration. For the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Monday, 6 February, new guidelines have been published by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help [...]

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Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

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Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year's commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), observed on 6 February. FGM is practiced in nearly 30 African countries but can also be found in places [...]

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