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Advocates Urge Sierra Leone To Ban FGM After Nation Ratifies International Women’s Rights Treaty

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sierra Leone urged to ban FGM after backing women’s rights treaty
“Sierra Leone’s decision to back an international treaty on the rights of women in Africa could lead to a new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) in a country where the practice is rife, campaigners said on Tuesday. The Ebola-hit country last week became one of the last West African nations to ratify the Maputo Protocol, which addresses a range of issues including FGM, violence against women, child and forced marriage, and women’s economic empowerment…” (Guilbert, 7/8).

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