TWEET CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT: Custodians of Culture: the key to ending FGM – 22.08.2019Tweet Conferences

TWEET CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT: Custodians of Culture: the key to ending FGM – 22.08.2019

Nigeria, due to its large population, has the highest absolute number of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) cases worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women in the world (Okeke et al., 2012). Interestingly however, within the last 10 years of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM elimination in Nigeria, much has changed.…

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TWEET CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT: Strengthening Community Based Women’s Association to End FGM in South Western Nigeria – 15.08.2019

It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. There are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is mostly performed on 1-day-to 18-year-old females (95% of…

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TWEET CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT: Community Based Youth Associations: Important partners in ending FGM in Nigeria – 08.08.2019

By Anthony Ayeni It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated.  There are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is mostly performed on 1-day-to 18-year-old…

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TWEET CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT: Engaging Community – based Women’s association to end FGM in Southeast Nigeria – 01.08.2019

Women are a major stakeholder in the development project of any society. Globally, the issues of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) have been attracting a lot of attention from scholars. According to 2006 Nigerian population census figure, women constituted 49% of the total population, but there has been a gross gender gap between men…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: PARTNERING WITH MEN AS ENDFGM ADVOCATES IN NIGERIA – 25.07.2019

Men in their roles as fathers, husbands, community and religious leaders may play a pivotal part in the ending or continuation of female genital mutilation (FGM). Men are important actors who influence the reproductive health outcomes of women. The role of men is even more important in some developing countries or patriarchal structures where husbands…

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TWEET CONFERENCE SCRIPT: Strengthening Women to Lead the Campaign to in Nigeria – 18.07.2019

It is a common place in the world that people set solutions for problems without involving those affected in the process. At the transitioning of the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN realised that young people have been neglected in the decisions that would affect them As the world continues to…

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