Friday, 1st December 2023

Female genital mutilation

13 Nov
The families of Mrs Lucia Chinwe Ezevbigie and that of her husband have been thrown into confusion following the sudden disappearance of the mother of two and her children over issues surrounding the circumcision of her daughters.
11 Sep
After years of consistent hard work, US based Nigerian actress and Filmmaker, Ella Emefiele is finally ready to release her movie, The Scar. The big screen movie centres around female genital mutilation (FGM) and it's negative effects in the lives of the victim. According to Emeifele, Female Genital Mutilation is rarely talked about, yet has…
9 Sep
Focused on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child marriage, teenage pregnancies and all forms of harmful practices associated with adolescent girls in Osun State, the Initiative for Girls’ Right and Health Development (IGRHD) recently engaged school teachers, counsellors, and proprietors as strategic partners to achieve this goal. Speaking at a workshop attended by representatives of…
8 Sep
The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development has concluded plans to set up mobile courts to try suspected perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM), rape, child trafficking and similar vices.
7 Feb
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have called for urgent action at ensuring that the 2030 deadline to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is achieved.
6 Feb
The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Lagos State Chapter has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In line with this year's theme "Partnering with Men and Boys to Transform Social and Gender Norms to End FGM", the association calls on the…
24 Jan
Ekiti State Government has imposed stiffer sanctions for those involved in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice and those aiding it. According to the government, the bill, which was signed into law in 2019..
21 Jan
Blessing Timidi Digha has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Female Genital Mutilation. She is a community-based researcher with over 20 years of experience working on issues centered on Gender Based Violence.


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