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Introducing The Girl Generation Newsletter!

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Happy International Women’s Day! To mark this special day, we are delighted to introduce the first addition of our quarterly newsletter. We intend to make it a regular publication and to use it to keep you in touch with news and developments from the Africa-led movement to end FGM. We hope you...

News Center: World marks day for zero tolerance to FGM

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Watch Betty Kyallo from KTN News interview The Girl Generation Global Director, Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2017

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It's here!

Today, 6 February, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM .

Today is a day of global advocacy and a chance for ordinary people all over the world to raise their voices and make a difference for girls.

Today is a day when we can all stand up and...

UKAID fosters bridge building to end FGM: A three-way flagship partnership

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Given the theme for this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030 – we could not help reflecting on a Nigerian proverb which says: “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams”

Gambian youth come together for conference to tackle FGM

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The Guardian

“They call the Gambia the smiling coast, and as 100 young people from across the country poured into the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi beach on Wednesday, it was easy to see why.

They came from all corners of the nation – girls and boys, rural and urban, in school...

FGM banned in The Gambia!

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The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh announced on Monday a ban on FGM effective immediately.

This great news is a testament to the hard work of amazing activists like Dr Isatou Touray of GAMCOTRAP, Jaha Dukureh of Safe Hands for Girls, and others to end this harmful...

New campaign to end female genital mutilation in Africa

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London Evening Standard

“A new campaign to end female genital mutilation in Africa will launch tomorrow.

The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM is funded by the Department for International Development.

It will publicise the changes already taking place in Africa, with...

How The Girl Generation came to be

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Huffington Post

“The issue of female genital mutilation requires urgent action: more than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM - the equivalent of Kenya's entire population almost three times over.

In the 29 countries in African and the Middle East where...

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

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Huffington Post

“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...

Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM by all health personnel and pledge to be at the forefront of the generation where FGM ends

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The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practice, Addis Ababa

“Spearheaded by the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, a coalition of leading health bodies have committed to mobilise their members and use their spheres of influence to accelerate an end this extreme form...


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