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FGM Promotes Gender Inequality, Must Be Eradicated, U.N. Official Says

Reuters: Female mutilation a means of male power over women: U.N. rights chief
“Female genital mutilation, the excision of the clitoris practiced widely in African and many Muslim countries, is a means for men to maintain control of women and must be eradicated, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday…” (Evans, 6/16).

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