AWKA, 10 March 2017 - The federal and state legislatures have been urged to enact laws against female genital mutilation (FGM) across the country.
15 September 2016 - The Girl Generation (TGG), Child Health Advocacy Initiative (CHAI) and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) have launched an initiative, National Anti Female Genital Mutilation Youth Network in Nigeria (NAFGMYNN) to help tackle the menace.
TUNIS, 9 September 2016 - More stringent penalties for female genital mutilation approved by Egypt’s parliament on August 31, 2016, are a step toward eliminating the practice, but further legal and other reforms are needed, Human Rights Watch said today. Egyptian authorities should make sure that laws and policies against female genital mutilation are enforced, including holding accountable medical facility directors who allow the practice to take place.
28 August 2016 - Minister of Health Ahmed Emad announced Sunday that the cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law on female genital mutilation (FGM) to extend the punishment of its practitioner to reach seven years in prison.
DAKAR, 27 July 2016 - Women's rights activists condemned Liberia's parliament on Wednesday for removing a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) from a new domestic violence law in a country where half of women have been cut.
15 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".
GENEVE / CONAKRY, 25 April 2016 - A new UN report released Monday says that, despite being forbidden by national and international law, female genital mutilation and/or excision shows no sign of abating in Guinea: 97 percent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 years in Guinea have undergone female genital mutilation and/or excision.
11 February 2016 - The United Nations has commended Tanzania for her stand against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its willingness to repeal the 1971 Marriage Act 1971 to end child marriages.
FREETOWN, 6 February 2016 – On the day of the 13th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), UNICEF, UNFPA and other development partners are calling on all stakeholders in Sierra Leone — from health workers, traditional initiators or soweiis, traditional and religious leaders, to policy makers and influencers — to mobilize against this harmful practice.
NEW YORK, 5 February 2016 - At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.