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U.N.’s Ban Launches Global Campaign To End FGM

News outlets report on the launch of a U.N. campaign to end female genital mutilation.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation
“U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had ‘shattered’ their lives…” (Kyama, 10/30).

Associated Press: U.N. chief criticizes female genital mutilation
“U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation. Speaking in Kenya on Thursday, Ban called female genital mutilation a brutal practice that must be stopped to increase the health, human rights, and empowerment of women and girls…” (10/30).

U.N. News Centre: In Kenya, U.N. chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation
“The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed [Thursday] during his visit to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi…” (10/30).