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Is the ban on FGM and child marriage in the Gambia the end of these practices?

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The Gambia is a highly patriarchal society in which male dominance and superiority is rooted in the historical and cultural background of the Gambian society. This has consequently resulted to the high rate of gender-based violence, female genital mutilation and child marriage in particular....

The growing global movement to end FGM

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By Jacqui Hunt, Europe Director at Equality Now

Action to end female genital mutilation (FGM) has come a long way...

Zero Tolerance Day 2016 - international and local efforts coincide to end FGM

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Today, 6 February, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice that affects more than 200 million women and girls worldwide, according to new UNICEF statistics.

FGM is internationally recognised as a human rights violation and a form of...

Financing for Development: The Girl Generation welcomes focus on women and girls

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Last week, global leaders attending the third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, comprised of 193 country delegations, signed up to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).

This is a global agreement on how efforts to end extreme poverty - through implementation...

President Obama, thank you for taking a stand to #EndFGM: An Open Letter

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Dear Mr. President,

Thank you for your recent visit to my beloved country, Kenya. It brought hope and inspiration to all Kenyans, in particular young girls and women at risk of FGM, child, early and forced marriage, and other forms of gender-based violence.

We write on behalf of...

17 development goals can change the lives of women and girls

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This week world leaders, social entrepreneurs, corporate executives, NGO heads, aid officials and even Pope Francis descended on New York to launch the sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years.

They have committed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (The Global...

Remembering Mama Efua

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Kobby, Efua’s son, remembers his Mom. He is a lecturer at Ashesi University in Ghana, as well as a DJ and writer with Accra's NKENTEN collective.

"If you ever argue with your wife, chances are that I'll always side with her. So I suggest you pick someone you won't argue with..."


The Girl Generation - Let's End FGM Once and for All

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“We can and must end FGM in a generation.

Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her activism for girls' right to an education.

Last month, Emma Watson delivered a powerful speech on feminism to the UN aimed at galvanising men and boys to...

FGM in the SDGs - Take Action Now!

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Now is a crucial time in the movement to #endFGM, and your voice is more important than ever. At the end of this month, global leaders will come together to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will form the framework for the post-2015 development agenda. We want to make sure...

FGM’s place strengthened in the #GlobalGoals!

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Good news! According to the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators, the ‘relevant countries only' caveat has been removed from the FGM indicator (which details what will be measured and funded).

This is important because FGM is a global issue and is not limited to certain...


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