Female Genital Mutilation Increasing In Guinea Among Younger Girls, U.N. Report Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Girls in Guinea cut at earlier age as female support for FGM rises: U.N.
“Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on Monday…” (Guilbert, 4/25).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report reveals increasing incidents of female genital mutilation in Guinea, including on infants
“… ‘Although female genital mutilation appears to be decreasing worldwide, this is not the case in Guinea, where this practice is widespread in every region and among every ethnic, religious, and social group,’ said U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a press release on the report…” (4/25).

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