Female genital mutilation or female circumcision has been on for centuries in many African countries and it has hurt so many girls and women. UNICEF estimates that around 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital cutting (FGC), which involves the removal of the clitoris and can result in infection, […]
What is Female Genital Mutilation? FGM is when parts or all of the external female genitalia are removed or injured for no medical reason. FGM is sometimes called Female Genital Cutting (FGC), Female Circumcision (FC), or excision.
Women and girls living with FGM (female genital mutilation) have experienced a harmful practice; a practice that is centuries old and has many meanings, depending on the society in which it is practised.
Ebonyi State Government has issued a warning to anyone caught cutting practices female genitals, saying a jail term of five years awaits such person. The warning was issued on Tuesday during the flag-off of the campaign against female genital mutilation in the state at the Women Development Centre, Abakaliki. Governor […]
The wife of the Ekiti State Governor, Mrs Feyisetan Fayose will today in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital host critical stakeholders, including three other first ladies from South-West Nigeria to strategize on how to eliminate female genital mutilation in the region. The three other first ladies being expected are […]
The Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria have advocated the provision of alternative means of livelihood for their members as a way of curbing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice in south-west Nigeria. At a Summit to End FGM in Nigeria held in Ibadan, Monday, the group said the FGM agenda would […]
The World Health Organization today released its first-ever guidelines on how medical professionals should treat victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), hoping to ease the terrible suffering caused by the widely condemned practice. Female genital mutilation (FGM) describes all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia […]