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Global Community Must End FGM

Huffington Post: Act Now to End FGM
Tewodros Melesse, director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation

“Every year, in Africa alone, three million girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. That’s about 8,000 every day. … At IPPF we look for a comprehensive approach to tackle FGM — from advocacy for the enforcement of laws and policies to end FGM to working with communities to tackle this harmful practice, as we did in Mauritania and Uganda, to make sure that women and girls who have been cut are not stigmatized. … FGM violates women’s rights to health, life and bodily integrity. It’s time to act…” (2/14).

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