Time to stop Female Genital Mutilation

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An undated handout picture made available by The United Nations UNICEF shows girls attending a community meeting on female genital mutilation

Time to stop Female Genital Mutilation


More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. A research conducted by the European Parliament says that there are more than 500,000 women in Europe, who have already undergone it.

FGM is defined by the UN World Health Organisation as "a procedure that involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reas...


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