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FGM/C is occurring in over 90 countries and is far more widespread than generally acknowledged

March 17, 2020

BRUSSELS, LONDON, SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2020 - Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) is happening in far more count...

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Governments called on to end laws that explicitly discriminate against women and girls

March 8, 2020

LONDON, March 8 – Almost every country in the world is failing to live up to the pledges they have made to eradicate expl...

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Over 100 sign statement supporting Silence Breakers who’ve spoken out about being sexually assaulted by Russell Simmons

January 23, 2020

Los Angeles/New York, January 23, 2020 - Music mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexually assaulting over twenty wome...

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Victory for pregnant girls in Sierra Leone

December 12, 2019

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec 12 – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has found that the governm...

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Kisumu County becomes 2nd County in Kenya to launch SGBV policy

December 5, 2019

Nairobi, December 5, 2019 - The County Government of Kisumu has developed and launched a comprehensive policy framework desi...

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Kajiado County becomes the first County in Kenya to launch anti-FGM policy

December 5, 2019

Kajiado has become the first County in Kenya to develop and launch a robust policy designed to end FGM at the community level...

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Government of Sierra Leone urged to demonstrate political will to address sexual and gender-based violence in Koinadugu and Falaba districts

August 15, 2019

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 15 – Child Welfare Society, Women Against Violence in Society, Graceland – Sierra Leone, C...