FGM Monthly Article

FGM Monthly Article – August 2020

August 2, 2020

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The alternative income might keep them away from the practice.

 

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FGM Monthly Article – July 2020

July 9, 2020

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Underage and School Going Mothers to Be Taken Back to School

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FGM Monthly Article – June 2020

June 15, 2020

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During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, activists in some countries made historic gains in the fight to stop the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, which involves removing a girl’s clitoris.

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FGM Monthly Article – May 2020

May 1, 2020

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Sudanese government bans female genital mutilation

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FGM Monthly Article – April 2020

April 21, 2020

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West Africa: Ending FGM in Mali: “The fight is hard but noble”

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FGM Monthly Article – March 2020

March 25, 2020

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FGM LEADS TO RISE IN TEEN PREGNANCIES

Woman abandons the blade to become anti-FGM crusader

The woman, who is a mother of six, now engages in farming and beadwork as a way of earning her living.

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FGM Monthly Article – February

February 7, 2020

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FGM still wreaks havoc in Africa, Senegal – Teacher-researcher

Professor Abdoul Aziz Diouf of the University of Dakar tells the African Press Agency (APA)Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is wreaking havoc in Africa, particularly in Senegal where it affects 26 percent of women aged between 15 and 49.

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FGM Monthly Article – January

January 26, 2020

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January 2020 FGM article

In Summary

  • Here, the local communities have refused to abandon the archaic cultural practices.
  • They withdraw their daughters from school, subjecting them to female circumcision and marrying them off to get dowry.
  • Sensitization against the vice is being conducted in multi-national tea estates in the region.

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FGM Monthly Article – December

December 2, 2019

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A recent decision by the First Lady of Ekiti State, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, to end female genital mutilation is something to cheer.  In Nigeria, it is assumed that amnesty is extended only to those involved in armed conflict. That is far from the truth.

The Ekiti First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, recently extended amnesty to local perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM).  A critical look at the activities of Ekiti’s first lady since her husband, Dr. Kayode Fayemi returned to office indicate her commitment to stop social angst and cultural barriers against women.  Recently, the first lady approached the Ekiti State House of Assembly, seeking an amendment to the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence Prohibition Law, 2012. The kernel of the amendment was to ensure stringent capital punishments for perpetrators of rape and other social scourges against women.

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FGM Monthly Article – November

November 2, 2019

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November 12, 2019

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

By Nita Bhalla

Nairobi — 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 the partial or total removal of the female genitalia and can cause a host of serious health problems, according to the United Nations.
Kenya outlawed the practice eight years ago, but it continues as some communities believe it is necessary for social acceptance and increases marriage prospects.
“Kenya commits to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2022,” President Uhuru Kenyatta told a global conference on sexual and reproductive health and rights as part of a series of commitments made by governments at the event.

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