October 2017 - South Sudan has ratified the main African Charter's Protocol on Human Rights and the Rights of Women.

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October 6 2017 - Abuja – In a decision that will have positive implications for millions of children in West Africa, all member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) today agreed to a range of concrete measures to protect children from violence, abuse and exploitation.

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25 September 2017 - Dar es Salaam — Tanzania is among the nations that outlawed the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls below the age of 18.

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AWKA, 10 March 2017 - The federal and state legislatures have been urged to enact laws against female genital mutilation (FGM) across the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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15 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".

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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.

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