Artists fight female genital mutilation

Artists fight female genital mutilation

Amnesty International Ireland has united with a number of organisations in European Union member states and will bring its END FGM campaign to Brussels on 27 February.

Annually, three million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), while in Europe their number is estimated to reach 180,000.

FGM is widely considered as a human rights violation of worldwide concern. It has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "all procedures that involve partial or t...

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