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Campaigners, U.N. Youth Envoy Call For End Of FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance

Associated Press: Female genital mutilation continues as change comes slowly “…Deep in Ethiopia’s desert region of Afar, about nine in 10 women and girls undergo female genital mutilation, many before their first birthday. Campaigners on Tuesday marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM as they seek to end…

Global Community Must Commit To Changing Social Norms To End FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Doctors must immediately stop mutilating girls Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund “…[Female genital mutilation (FGM)] not only poses tremendous health risks for those subjected to it, it also violates their human rights. … Liberia’s executive order [that included a one-year ban on…

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Devex: Liberian executive order banning FGM expected to lack enforcement (Roby, 2/2). New York Times: India Wants to Give Half a Billion People Free Health Care (Goel/Kumar, 2/1). Reuters: India’s ‘Modicare’ to cost about $1.7 billion a year: sources (Kalra et. al, 2/2). Reuters: Philippines says anti-dengue vaccine may be…

‘Harnessing Culture For Change’ Vital To Ending FGM By 2030

The Lancet: Changing culture to end FGM Editorial Board “…Feb. 6 is the U.N. International Day of Zero Tolerance for [Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)], which helps promote the Sustainable Development Goal target to eliminate the practice by 2030. … [W]ithout more urgent action [the gains made toward ending FGM] may…

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