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WHATSAPP CONFERENCE SCRIPT: From WhatsApp To The Street: Empowering Our Communities to #Endcuttinggirls- 24.04.2019

A: BACKGROUND: FGM comprises all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (World Health Organisation-WHO). FGMis practiced in 30 countries in Africa and in a few countries in Asia and the Middle East. The rise in international migration has also increased the number of girls …

TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Sustaining the delivery of FGM – related social services in Nigeria – 18.04.2019

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been portrayed is a form of human rights abuse. Young women and girls who undergo FGM are subjected to the risk of developing infections as well as gynecological and psychological complications. Where severe bleeding occurs, the risk of death is imminent. Although FGM has been decried as an unnecessary and harmful ritual, it continues to …

Another female baby rescued from undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Imo State

Friday 12th April 2019 was a day of joy for all UNICEF State partners working to end Harmful practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Imo state, as well as Mrs. Vivian Chinyere Nnorom from Ebenator-Ekwe Community, Isu Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, whose 8th day old baby girl was rescued from undergoing Female Genital Mutilation on that …

TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Improving access to FGM-related Legal services in Nigeria- 11.04.2019

Understanding that laws against FGM, in Nigeria, are not necessarily meant to punish anyone rather to promote the health and welfare of women and girls. Today, community-level public declarations and various level of consensus building on FGM abandonment are already being widely recorded among cutting communities in various states in Nigeria. Going forward, a functional and accessible end-FGM legal framework …

TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Enhancing the quality of FGM-related health services in Nigeria – 04.04.2019

Female Genital Mutilation comprises of all procedures that involves all partial or total removal of all or part of the external Female Genitalia or other injury to the external genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers and in many settings, health care providers perform FGM due to the erroneous belief that the procedure …
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