Why we must protect women and girls from violent practices

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Author: Amira Ghouaibi, Project Lead, Women’s Health Initiative, World Economic Forum

  • Female genital mutilation, also known as cutting, affects at least 200 million girls and is practiced in 31 countries.
  • The practice reflects gender based violence and gender discrimination and has no health benefits.
  • Increasing advocacy, awareness and knowledge around the harmful practice within communities, as well as involving and empowering women are proven to be the most impactful ways to effectively reduce female genital mutilation.

Female genital mutilation, also known as cutting, affects at least 200 million girls, according to the World Health Organization. It is practiced in 31 countries around the world. In some of those countries, up to 90% of girls have been subjected to the harmful practice.

Female genital mutilation is a practice…

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Author: 21st Century Library & Information Technology Network [Information & Knowledge Dissemination Platform By Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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