FGM banned in The Gambia!

25 November 2015

Huffington Post

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 practice.

A law must now be enacted to enforce the ban, but this announcement is a welcome first step in a country with 76% FGM prevalence.

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