News tagged with female genital mutilation

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile ...

Nov 19, 2014
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Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit' (Update 2)

British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.

Jul 22, 2014
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Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.

Feb 20, 2014
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Somalia: Female genital mutilation down

(AP)—Attitudes in Somalia toward a practice that critics decry as torture may be changing, as new data released by the U.N. children's agency on Tuesday showed that female genital mutilation among children in northern Somalia ...

Apr 16, 2013
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UN passes first resolution on female mutilation

The UN General Assembly on Monday passed its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation, which opponents say more than 140 million women worldwide have had to endure.

Nov 27, 2012
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Tabooing female genital cutting

Female genital cutting (FGC) also known as female genital mutilation (FGM) and female circumcision is widely practised in Africa. FGC, described by UNICEF as “one of the worst violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”, is usually per ...

Aug 13, 2012
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