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Sierra Leoneans Nearly Halt FGM Practices Because Of Ebola; U.K. Minister Urges Permanent Cessation

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Sierra Leoneans halt genital mutilation amid Ebola fears: U.K. minister
“The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged West Africa appears to have brought the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) to a near halt in Sierra Leone, a British minister said on Friday. International development minister Lindsay Northover urged donors, aid agencies, campaigners, and others to capitalize on the opportunity to make the break permanent…” (Batha, 3/20).

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