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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Partnering with the Health Sector to end FGM in Nigeria – 13.06.2019

Female genital mutilation (FGM) otherwise known as female genital cutting or female circumcision, is defined as “all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified FGM into four types, and they…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Advocacy: An Important step in building partnership to end FGM – 16.05.2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is prevalent in 30 countries in Africa and in a few countries in Asia and the Middle East – is now present across the globe due to international migration. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Community Dialogue: A platform for developing an agenda for ending FGM – 09.05.2019

Community dialogues provide a platform to engage community members including parents, adolescents, and community leaders in discussions issues affecting the lives of Community members and how to address them in their community. Through community dialogues, community members will explore ways to address their challenges such as improving their healthcare seeking behaviours and using modern health…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Community Mobilization; a vital process in the campaign to end FGM – 02.05.2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified FGM into four types, and they are all practiced in Nigeria. FGM Type I: partial or total removal of the…

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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…

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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…

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