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Join the fight to Criminalize FGM!

  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Source: World Health Organization
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
  • FGM can cause severe bleeding, cysts, infections, and complications in childbirth.
  • 200 million girls and women are affected worldwide in 30 countries
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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