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Washington/JEN: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the decision of the Sudanese transitional government to outlaw the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) by making it punishable with up to three years of imprisonment and a fine.  more
Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually: UN health agency

New York : Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health ...

With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation – UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Directors of ...

Female genital mutilation ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st century – UN envoy on youth

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly pra ...