How Will Ban Impact on Genital Mutilation?

Despite the recent UN-driven global ban on female genital cutting, the tool is only as good as its implementation, activists say.

Grafitti opossing female genital mutilation or cutting.

  • Uganda:   More Penal Action Against FGM - First Lady

    New Vision, 22 December 2012

    Uganda's First Lady, Janet Museveni has described female genital mutilation (FGM) as brutal and has called for more punishments to end the practice among the Karimojong and Sabiny… Read more »

  • Africa:   Hope for Genital Mutilation Survivors

    The Herald, 21 December 2012

    Tonte Ikoluba was 13 years old when her grandmother came to her family home to circumcise her. She remembers it as if it were yesterday. Her grandmother coaxed her and told her not… Read more »

  • Sierra Leone:   The Political Battle On Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

    UNIRIN, 17 December 2012

    Campaigns to lower the rate of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Sierra Leone are having some impact, but efforts to ban the practice have failed thus far, and despite a… Read more »


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