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U.S. State Department To Host Meeting On Eliminating FGM Nationwide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.S. says to bolster efforts to end female genital mutilation
“The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after figures showed more than half of million women and girls were living at risk. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said the U.S. Department of State would host a summit on Dec. 2 in Washington involving various government departments and women’s rights groups to come up with an action plan to rid the country of FGM…” (Abdel-Khalek, 9/22).