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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Two men in Kenya are rallying against the myths that perpetuate the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights through the centuries-old cultural tradition of female circumcision, more commonly known as Female Genital Mutilation. Read more

Pan Africa

A 37-year-old mother, who cannot be named, has been found guilty of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), in the first ever FGM conviction in the United Kingdom - secured after a long and complex Metropolitan Police investigation. Read more

News

The United Kingdom Government’s ‘Let’s Protect Our Girls’ campaign has garnered support from healthcare professionals, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaigners, grassroots organisations, community-based media and people from practising communities Read more

News

Girls in Tanzania’s Mara region participate in an alternative rites of passage camp at the UNFPA-supported Masanga Centre

© UNFPA - Mandela Gregoire.

“Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get Read more

Tanzania

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - including pricking, piercing and cutting, has lifelong consequences for us all. Read more

Health

United Kingdom’s Home Office has launched an awareness campaign designed to help eradicate the horrific crime of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The campaign sends a powerful message that communities should protect children from people who carry Read more

News

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Digital Editions

Uncut girls club members come together to change attitudes about FGM in the community.

© UNFPA Ethiopia-Meron Negash

Genet Girma, 31, was a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago, she ran away from home when she learned that her mother planned to have her undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Read more

Ethiopia

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Digital Editions

Faith (centre) with her friends Sylvia (right) and Vivian, who all ran away from home to avoid female genital mutilation and child marriage.

© UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo

Her father explained that an elder in their village, in Kenya’s Narok County, would marry her and pay a bride price, which would alleviate some of the family’s financial hardship. And the news got worse: Before she could be married off, she would Read more

Kenya

A night hosted by BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will see internationally renowned rapper Little Simz take the stage for #C_nttouchthis at KOKO on 25th July. Read more

Events

Comfort Momoh from Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust @GSTTnhs receives national midwifery honour for #FGM work

Picture: Royal College of Midwives

A pioneering midwife who cares for victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and has campaigned tirelessly to eradicate the practice in the UK for more than 25 years, has received a national honour for her services. Read more

Health

The NHS has launched a new short film in the lead up to the ‘cutting season’, a term associated with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as female circumcision or cutting. Read more

Health

FGM is a gross violation of human rights that can produce devastating consequences for the health of a young girl. The physical and psychological effects can last throughout her life and has no place in a modern society. Read more

Opinion

A conference tagged Leaving It Intact, aimed at eradicating Female Genital Mutilation holds on March 5 in Bradford. Read more

Events

New measures aimed at bringing an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK have been announced. Read more

News

Specially trained Border Force teams will be operating across airports and ports in the United Kingdom this summer to identify and protect potential victims of Female Gentile Mutilation (FGM) travelling to and from the country. Read more

News

A new video titled ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation’ has been launched to help communities put an end to this practice. Read more

Health

  • Human rights activist and FGM survivor Rhobi Samwelly has dedicated her life to ending FGM and protecting girls

    © UNFPA

    Human rights activist and FGM survivor Rhobi Samwelly has dedicated her life to ending FGM and protecting girls

  • Volunteer mappers at UNFPA comb through satellite imagery of rural Tanzania, tracing landmarks like roads, bodies of water and buildings

    © UNFPA - Tara Milutis

    Volunteer mappers at UNFPA comb through satellite imagery of rural Tanzania, tracing landmarks like roads, bodies of water and buildings

  • Girls in Tanzania’s Mara region participate in an alternative rites of passage camp at the UNFPA-supported Masanga Centre

    © UNFPA - Mandela Gregoire.

    Girls in Tanzania’s Mara region participate in an alternative rites of passage camp at the UNFPA-supported Masanga Centre

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  • Witchcraft spell against Investigators

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