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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: The health sector as a strategic partner in providing quality FGM-related services for protection, prevention and care in Nigeria – 31st January 2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a global health issue. More than 200 million girls and women in Africa, Asia and Middle East have undergone the practice, and more than 3 million girls are annually at risk.   The impact of FGM is also spreading further through migration to other parts of the world including Europe,…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: The negative health consequences associated with FGM and medical interventions available for FGM survivors in Nigeria – 24th January 2019”

FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, and is defined as all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. There are four types of FGM, as classified by World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1997 and subdivided in 2008, and…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Disseminating the 2018 World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline: “Care of women and girls living with FGM: a clinical handbook – 17th January 2019”

FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, and is defined as all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.   There are four types of FGM, as classified by World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1997 and subdivided in 2008,…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: A Comprehensive approach to ending Medicalization of FGM in Nigeria – 10th January 2019”

In Nigeria, the prevalence of FGM in women aged 15–49 is 24.8%. 20 million women and girls in Nigeria have undergone FGM.  This represents 10% of the global total. Today, our focus will be on “A Comprehensive approach to ending Medicalization of FGM in Nigeria”   For the sake of those hearing FGM for the…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Empowering Boys/Men To Address The Gender Issues Surrounding FGM – 27.12.2018

FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation and is defined as all practices that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. There are four types of FGM, as classified by World Health Organisation (WHO) and they are: Type 1 (Clitoridectomy) involves…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Understanding FGM as Violence Against Children – 13.12.2018

Before we proceed with our topic on VAC, it is important that we understand what (FGM) Female Genital Mutilation is.   Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs…

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