Will Gambia Uphold Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage Laws?

In November 2015, Gambia's then-dictator Yahya Jammeh, banned female genital mutilation, making the practice punishable with a hefty fine or three-year jail term. His ouster may have been good for democracy but practitioners want Jammeh's anti-female genital mutilation law, scrapped - a move which is opposed by activists.

Gambia's former dictator Yahya Jammeh banned FGM in the country.


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