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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years. However, as [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, United States,Reporting on Rights,News

CEDAW Committee Reviews Kenya

In January, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued strong recommendations on steps the Kenyan government needs to take to improve the reproductive rights of women and girls [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Kenya,At the United Nations

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results By Ryan Lenora Brown "In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Africa, Uganda,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

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