55% of Nigerian women want end to female genital mutilation

NGO Urges FG To Strengthen Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

The 2016 UNICEF report said girls and women in 30 countries have been subjected to FGM, more than half from Indonesia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Today marks the International Zero Tolerance Day for FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), and Police Scotland have thrown their support behind the campaign, which aims to raise awareness of this practice.

There is a growing global drive to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in a generation.

"The European Union will continue to work with all those determined to abolish female genital mutilation: parents, activists of all ages, including young girls, doctors, teachers, healthcare professionals, child rights and human rights advocates, judicial authorities, political, community and religious leaders and governments". Without concerted, accelerated action, a further 68 million girls could be subjected to this harmful practice by 2030, a press release issued yesterday said.

On Tuesday they followed up with: "We're saddened that a few people have taken this post as an opportunity to respond by posting Islamaphobic [sic] abuse". A practice that is almost always carried out on children. "Yet, population trends in some of the world's poorest countries where female genital mutilation persists threaten to roll back our progress". FGM can also cause familial strain and can cause women to feel shame throughout their lives, making it hard to form healthy, intimate relationships.

'Disturbed' by Maldives emergency, monitoring situation carefully, says India
He was granted medical leave in 2016 and traveled to Britain where he was granted asylum. China meanwhile said the political situation in the Maldives was an internal matter.

With support from the Embassy of Sweden, the Government of Liberia and the United Nations are now implementing a five-year Joint Programme which prevents and responds to cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including FGM, against women and girls. These efforts should emphasize societal dialogue and the empowerment of communities to act collectively to end the practice.

It is considered a violation of the human rights of girls and women. FGM is a complex and hidden issue, and there is no single solution to ending the practice. Long-term complications can include anemia, scarring, cysts, difficulty urinating, menstrual disorders, fistulas, recurrent urinary tract infections, prolonged labour, and infertility. FGM is a social norm perpetuated by the pressure to conform and be accepted socially and the fear of being rejected by the community. It is also practised by migrants and foreign nationals in the country.

An online petition initiated by WeSpeakOut on Change.Org seeking an end to this practice has garnered over one lakh signatures.

Society Organizations, Development Partners and individuals have have worked hard to reduce the practice of FGM to 4% nationally in Ghana but we need to consolidate the gains made to date and get it down to zero tolerance. But enforcement of the law is usually weak and prosecutions rare. The person who commits this offense is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term of not less than five years and not more than 10 years.

Related News:

Most liked

Kenyan broadcasters back on air after government block
Around 100 people were killed during the protracted election season, majority Odinga supporters shot by the police. Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed.

Powell sworn in as Fed chief pledging to explain policy moves
Janet Yellen may have been replaced as Federal Reserve Chair, but she's not joining the ranks of the unemployed. While Yellen saw mostly low rates and inflation, Powell takes office as bond yields and inflation are rising.

Man wanted in connection with child pornography pictures circulating Facebook
Law enforcement officials across the country are asking people to stop sharing a video on Facebook that depicts child pornography. Over the weekend, social media giant Facebook warned its users about continuing to share the pornographic video.

Wave of criticism after Polish Holocaust bill signed
Duda acknowledged that there were indeed anti-Semitic crimes and incidents that took place during WWII in Poland . Before WWII, Poland was home to roughly 3.2 million Jews, the largest Jewish community in Europe .

Deputy killed, officers wounded in Colorado Springs shooting
She says it's hard to believe this news is even real as she was just with Deputy Flick for the Super Bowl the night before. On Dec. 31, Douglas County Sheriff's in a shooting at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch.

Amtrak train that crashed in SC made stops in Raleigh, Cary
The people who were not hurt were taken in patrol cars to a shelter, Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Myrick said . The South Carolina Red Cross has set up a reception site to offer assistance at the local Pine Ridge Middle School.

TERRIBLE TUESDAY: Sensex cracks 1200 points, Nifty below 10300
At 1:07 PM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 34,852, down 215 points, while the Nifty50 index was trading at 10,690, down 70 points. BSE Sensex closes at 342 points that is 0.96% higher; the final closure was at 36,140 points.

Eagles' Chris Long says he and LeGarrette Blount made good decisions
I see her and my wife, just in her face and in her mannerisms, that's what it's about. "I'm just gonna leave it at that". We know you have waited years, some for decades, for the chance to crown your Birds as champs.

National Basketball Association announces participants for Slam Dunk, 3-pt. Contest, Skills Challenge
The Slam Dunk Contest is the final event of All-Star Saturday Night, which also includes the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest. Oladipo is now averaging 23.9 points, 4.1 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game this season, all career-best marks.

Kendrick Lamar Releases Tracklist For 'Black Panther
His verse offers up all of the superhero clichés-individual against the world, triumph over adversity, sacrifice for the greater good.

Rex Tillerson: Venezuelan Military May 'Manage a Peaceful Transition'
The department went on to say that he will "advocate for increased regional attention to the crisis in Venezuela". Tillerson will set foot in a region that has a negative view of the current administration.

Mega healthcare scheme may be launched on Aug 15 or Oct 2
"The target group is 10 crore families". "Finance has never been a problem, finance will never be a problem", Nadda said. However, two years later, the Congressional Budget Office came out with an estimated cost of $1.76 trillion.

2 students shot inside LA school, student suspect arrested
On Friday morning, anxious parents accompanied their children to the school as classes resumed. The enrollment is 92 percent Latino, and most students are from low-income families.

Spurs game not for Sanchez - Mourinho
The first goal is an accumulation of mistakes in spite of the fact that everything happened so fast. We don't pick the ball in the air; second mistake.

U.S. extends support to protests against forced hijab in Iran
Iranian police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the country's Islamic dress codes escalate.