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).
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.
NGO urges Kwara State government 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…
The Sum Of Its Parts: Tackling breaches of women’s and girls’ sexual health rights holistically
I think the OBE will silence some of the critics that said FGM was not an issue in the UK. I believe my OBE will also allow me to help change the conversation...
UNICEF seeks media collaboration to end FGM
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief in Enugu Office, Dr. Ibrahim Conteh, is seeking collaboration of the media in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM).
Ugbede’s August Meeting interrogates patriarchy, women’s vulnerability, ascendancy
Patriarchy and women’s vulnerability could not have been better expressed on stage than the performance of Paul Ugbede’s August Meeting...
Edo women make case against FGM
As the world marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a group, Edo Women’s Development Initiative (EWDI) yesterday called on the Federal Government and the media to collaborate in stopping the practice which the United Nations has classified as violence against women. The group said government should make it as…
Lagos is the 8th most dangerous city in the world for women, now what?
The day I arrived in Lagos after deciding to move here, I felt a mixture of exhaustion, excitement and disbelief; I still couldn’t quite believe I’d decided to do it.
The Cut- Talking FGM with Christina Oshunniyi
Arts and Culture We still cut. Were you aware? Did you know that in some parts of Nigeria, girls are still forcibly held down and their labia sliced off to control their sexual urges or to render them marriageable? Did you know we used to cut? Ask the older women around you and you might…