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Iraqi Kurdistan’s FGM Practice Can End Within A Generation, U.N. Expert Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Iraqi Kurdistan could end FGM in a generation — expert
“Female genital mutilation could be eradicated in Iraqi Kurdistan within a generation, a U.N. expert said this week as a survey revealed high support for ending what she called an ‘abominable crime.’ The study, released by U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, indicated that fewer families than before were having their daughters cut, but also revealed widespread ignorance of the dangers of FGM, which can be fatal and can cause life-long health problems…” (Batha, 9/9).

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