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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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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…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Strengthening Community-level Surveillance Systems for Monitoring Compliance to commitments made during Public Declarations of the Abandonment of FGM (PDAs) in Nigeria – 21.03.2019

Across the world, over 200 million girls and women have undergone at least one of the four forms of female genital mutilation. Of this 200 million, 10% are Nigerians and they are people we have at one time or the other come across in our daily endeavour. This whole number is an enormous number considering…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Sustaining and Amplifying the campaign to end FGM in Nigeria through EndFGM Community Champions” on Thursday, 10th January 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”. In other words, it is any procedure that causes injury to the female…

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