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Expert: FGM can cause cerebral palsy, intellectual disability on babies

Dr Sylvia Anthony-Eweputanna, a pediatrician at Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is capable of causing cerebral palsy, intellectual disability and others as complication of perinatal asphyxia on babies.
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UNICEF applauds Southeast commitment to end female genital mutilation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has praised the commitments of states in the South-east of the country in stopping Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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Iran jails British-Iranian researcher for nine years for subversion – report

A court in Iran has handed a nine-year jail sentence to British-Iranian anthropologist Kameel Ahmady, after convicting him of conducting “subversive” research work, the semi-official news agency Tasnim said on Sunday.
The Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, has said “Enough to All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls” in a message to the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) across the globe.

UNFPA says ‘enough to all forms of violence against women and girls’

The Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, has said “Enough to All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls” in a message to the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) across the globe.
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UNICEF commends Imo communities for abolishing female genital mutilation

Imo State communities and stakeholders have been urged to work tenaciously and assiduously towards the total elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and all forms of violence against the girl child.
The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has lauded the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) for championing in the media the campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

Orange Day: UNFPA lauds NAN for championing campaign against GBV

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has lauded the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) for championing in the media the campaign against Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

UNFPA: Over one million Nigerian girls still circumcised yearly

The United Nations Population Fund says at least 1, 025, 000 Nigerian girls still face genital circumcision every year.
A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Nigerian government urged to end female genital mutilation

There are fresh calls on the federal government to intensify efforts towards eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice in Nigeria, following the prevalence of the act despite all efforts to stop it.

CDD urges Nigeria to remove barriers to gender equality

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called on the Nigerian government to address the systemic barriers plaguing women’s rights in the country.

UN: 19.9 million Nigerian girls have experienced genital mutilation

Violence against women and girls is still common, despite significant gains in education globally, a new UN report has shown.
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UNICEF: Violence against women, girls still common

A new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that violence against women and girls is still common despite significant gains in education globally.=

Expert: Women circumcision decreased in five years

The 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) has revealed that the proportion of women who are circumcised decreased from 25 per cent in 2013 to 20 per cent in 2018.

African Union recalls observer team for Guinea vote

The African Union on Friday said it was recalling a team to observe a constitutional referendum and legislative elections in Guinea on Sunday that have been overshadowed by fears of violence.

Expert: Why women with genital mutilation cannot enjoy sex

Dr Esther Somefun, a Gender and Reproductive Health Analyst, on Sunday, says that women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) find it difficult to enjoy sex.
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UNICEF: Ebonyi, Imo top chart on FGM in South East

Ebonyi and Imo states are top on the chart for states with high prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in the South East zone of Nigeria. This is according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Gynecologist wants female genital mutilation curbed

Dr Sesan Oluwasola, a Gynecologist at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, on Thursday, urged the government to formulate laws that would curb the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria.

Imo monarchs denounce female genital mutilation

Traditional rulers in Orlu Local Government area of Imo State, yesterday came out in their numbers to publicly denounce Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, and threatened to sanction practitioners of the act.
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Nigeria, WHO partner to stop medicalisation of female genital mutilation

The Federal Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners is harmonizing efforts to put a stop to the medicalisation of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

FGM: Rigasa women suffers highest number of VVF in Kaduna – ministry

A Medical Doctor and Director Medical Services with Kaduna State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ado Zakari Muhammed, said on Tuesday that Rigasa, a community in Igabi local government area of Kaduna State recorded highest number of women with Vesico Virgina Fistula (VVF), due to female genital mutilation.
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Bisi Fayemi: Expelling girls impregnated while in school banned in Ekiti

This was emphasised by the wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Bisi Fayemi, on Tuesday while on an advocacy and women empowerment tour in the state.
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Bisi Fayemi threatens arrest against unrepentant female circumcision perpetrators

The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, has said the state government won’t hesitate to arrest those she described as “unrepentant” female genital mutilators (FGM) operating in the state.

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