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Ending Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

FGM is prevalent in 28 countries in Africa. Dedicated activism has resulted in the decline of this harmful practice over the past two decades. However, in some countries, this violation still remains widespread.  Commitments to end FGM by governments ...

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Equality Now advocates for a world where women and girls have control over their bodies and choices. Female genital mutilation is a human rights violation Female genital mutilation (FGM), which affects more than 200 million women and girls around the world, ...

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FGM: A Global Picture

We are aware of at least 92 countries* across the globe where there is currently available evidence of women and girls living with FGM/C or who are at risk of having FGM/C performed on them.  Laws Against Female Genital Mutilation: A Global Picture  ...

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The Global Movement to End FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a gross violation of human rights, a form of violence against women and girls, and a manifestation of gender inequality. The global community has committed, through the Sustainable Development ...

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FGM in the Middle East

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. It is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are also subjected. Where are women living with ...

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FGM in Europe

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. It is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are also subjected. Where are women living with ...

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FGM in the Americas

Where are women living with the consequences of female genital mutilation or at risk in the Americas?  CANADA – There are no official estimates of the number of survivors of female genital mutilation living in Canada, or women and girls at risk of ...

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Female genital mutilation in the United States

FGM is recognized internationally as a human rights violation, constituting torture and an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The reasons underlying its practice are numerous and varied and ultimately serve to control women and ...

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