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African countries urged to toughen laws on female genital mutilation

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2018 – Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce laws banning the internationally condemned practice, campaigners said on Thursday. FACTBOX-Female genital mutilation around the world: a fine, jail or no crime? Six countries which are home to 16 million girls […]

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In parts of Asia and Middle East, female genital mutilation a hidden ritual

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2017 – FGM survivors in India and Singapore recently broke the silence around the practice in their communities, while research shows ritual also exists Iran and Russia. A global drive to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM), a custom commonly associated with Africa, will fail unless efforts are extended to tackle the hidden […]

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