Female genital mutilation
I’m determined to stop the practice of Female Genital Mutilation – Ikanna Okim
I tell people that if everyone was raised in my home, they may never get to see the sad realities of gender inequality existent in the world today.
Women seek end to Female Genital Mutilation culture in Nigeria
“Madam, are you sure you can push this baby, because it looks like your whole clitoris and vagina have been chopped off,” the nurse attending to an already terrified Jessica Sampson in labour had informed her.
Group partners security agencies to end female genital mutilation
A non-governmental organisation, HACEY Health Initiative, has concluded plans to engage security agencies and other key stakeholders in a two-day interactive session as part of efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation
52 Imo communities abolish FGM practice
Twenty-one communities in Owerri West and 31 others in Ehime Mbano Local Government Areas of Imo State have unanimously decided to abolish the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
32 Imo communities resolve to stop female genital mutilation
Thirty-two communities in Imo State have reached a consensus to stop the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in their respective areas. The consensus was reached at the end of a 2-day community dialogue forum organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) with the support from United Nation Children Trust Fund (UNICEF) held at Ehime…
'We need to start teaching consent, gender equality in schools, worship places'
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a gender equality advocate as well as Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response expert. At the 2020 Commonwealth Day Service with the Queen of England, she was appointed Commonwealth Official Flag-bearer to lead the Procession of Her Majesty. In recognition of her incredible work on advancing gender equality, Osowobi was…
WHO puts economic cost of female genital mutilation at 1.4bn annually
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, for the first time, that it spent nearly 1.4 billion dollars annually on efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
NGO urge Kwara State govt to end FGM, prosecute executors
Burdened by the existing practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kwara State, a non-governmental organisation, Kick Against Genital Multiple ( KAGM) has intensified efforts to wag war against the practice in families across the state.
Persecution due to non-compliance with FGM tradition
Female Genital Mutilation is one of the oldest Africa tradition which has been in practice for many centuries. This practice has health implications in which the World Health Organization has campaign vigorously to put an end to. A report revealed that Nigeria has the highest absolute number of FGM worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of…