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.

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18 December 2015 - Police in Kenya have rescued hundreds of girls from female genital mutilation before ceremonies often seen as a rite of passage to adulthood begin this weekend.

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DAKAR, 24 November 2015 - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) with immediate effect, but campaigners said on Tuesday a law is needed to "save countless lives" in the West African nation where three-quarters of women have been cut.

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NAIROBI, 27 October 2015 - AWEPA, in collaboration with Plan International Kenya and the Kenya National Assembly, organised the first meeting of the Kenyan Parliamentary Caucus on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), held on 27 October 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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23 July 2015 - The Think Young Women popularly known as TYW continue in their struggle to put a halt to the practice of female genital mutilation with a project called "Ending FGM in a Generation." This project funded by UNFPA-The Gambia conducted a capacity building training for 30 youth advocates within the Greater Banjul Area on outreach, advocacy and communication skills and relevant information.

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26 January 2015 - A father and a doctor have been convicted for the death of a 13-year-old girl who died after being subjected to female genital mutilation, a verdict that those leading the battle against the practice have described as a significant milestone.

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TARIME, 05 January 2015 - Some 643 girls, who escaped Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the district and gathered at one rescue centre here, are today expected to leave camp.

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GIRL SUMMIT: Ethiopia to End FGM By 2025

22 July 2014 - Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2025, said Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen.

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16 June 2014 -  The United Nations human rights chief has called for concerted efforts to urgently address female genital mutilation, calling it a form of gender-based discrimination and violence that must be eradicated if women, girls and their communities are to thrive.

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9 June 2013 - The death of a 13-year-old girl during a genital mutilation procedure has brought the issue back into the spotlight in Egypt.

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