#femalegenitalmutilation

  1. Gambia Must Uphold Its Anti-FGM Law | Opinion

    By Absa Samba I helped pass the most progressive anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) law in the United States, where I now live. But I was born and raised in Gambia, where the government passed an anti-FGM law in 2015, a law it's now working to repeal. I was 2 years old when I was
  2. OPINION - Gambian women and girls urgently need our help as the spectre of FGM returns

    By Nimco Ali With brutal timing, on International Women’s Day, the UN released data that showed that 30 million girls have been subject to female genital mutilation ( FGM ) between 2016 and 2023. That means globally now more than 230 million girls and women alive today have undergon
  3. Liberia: Liberia's Traditional Leaders Work to Eliminate FGM and Harmful Practices

    By Spotlight Initiative [Spotlight Initiative] The Traditional Chiefs and Elders of Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County in Eastern Liberia have partnered with Spotlight Initiative in their quest to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in the region. Chief Wilfred Garh, a member of the
  4. Police Officer Meets Death after Doing This, See What They Did to Him

    By Kai Eli Police in Marakwet are investigating an incident in which their colleague was killed by youths. The officer attached to the Maron Police Post within Embolot Location was attacked on Monday, December 11, after leading an operation to rescue a group of girls lined up for F
  5. Narok Girl Rescued from Early Marriage Scores 314 Marks in KCPE

    By Linda Shiundu Nasaruni Girls’ Primary School in Narok Central Sub County celebrated exceptional performance in the recently released KCPE exams The school, known for admitting girls rescued from retrogressive cultural practices, defied expectations by achieving a remarkable mean
  6. Africa: FGM Responsible for Increased Deaths in Some African Countries - Report

    By Nike Adebowale-Tambe / Premium Times [Premium Times] The study shows that FGM remains legal in five of the 28 countries where it is most practised. A new study has shown that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a leading cause of death in the countries where it is practised, with
  7. Kenya: Medicalization of FGM Making It Hard in the Fight Practice in Kisii

    By Rosemary Onchari / Capital FM [Capital FM] Kisii -- Despite the efforts put in place by governments, organizations and individuals in combating and fighting against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)through legislation and education, the Kisii community has shifted from traditiona