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FGM: 43.2% of girls in Ebonyi still going through mutilation – UNICEF

The Enugu State chief of field office, United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Dr. Ibrahim Conteh, has commended the wife of Ebonyi State Governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi for her commitment in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) leading to the reduction of the practice in the state by 20%.

Female genital mutilation a disaster – expert

Dr Chris Agboghoroma, Chief Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, National Hospital, Abuja on Thursday described Female Genital Mutilation as a disaster.

Somaliland issues fatwa banning female genital mutilation

Somaliland has issued a “fatwa”, or religious edict, banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), paving the way for the breakaway region to pass legislation against the internationally condemned practice.

2030: 86m girls to undergo genital mutilation – midwives

Eighty-six million young girls may experience Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) globally by 2030, if actions are not taking to prevent it, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has said.

Governor Ambode’s wife seeks policy to eradicate female genital mutilation

The Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, has urged government at all levels to formulate the right policy for the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria by 2030.

UN chief calls for end to female genital mutilation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for an end to the practice of female genital mutilation, which he said is “a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”

Film on female genital mutilation invokes emotion

It was all emotions on Tuesday night at Genesis Cinema when `Alero’, a film that frowns against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), held a private screening.

200m women, girls genitally-mutilated – UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that no fewer than 200 million women and girls have been genitally-mutilated in 30 countries.

NGO advocates zero tolerance to female genital mutilation

A non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Novel Association for Youth Advocacy (NAYA) has advocated for zero tolerance to female genital mutilation, beginning with the youths.

Liberia bans female genital mutilation

Liberia on Thursday, January 25, imposed a one-year ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a highly contentious issue in the West African country, but campaigners said it may not be enforceable.

Wizkid, Davido, Joshua winners at The Future Awards

Wizkid, Davido, the undefeated heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, Kenny Blaq and Nancy Isime, emeged some of the winners at The Future Awards Africa 2017 held in Lagos on Saturday.

UNFPA calls for effective law enforcement against female genital mutilation

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for a nationwide effective enforcement of the laws prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) toward enhancing societal development.

Ebonyi govt moves to strengthen partnership with federal teaching hospital

Ebonyi State government has said it will strengthen its partnership with the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) in the provision of healthcare services to the people.

Female genital mutilation violates child rights act – consultant

Lead Consultant with Save Visions Africa, Dr Peter Okereke, has said that the continued practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria violates the Child Rights Act signed into law in 2011.


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