09 January 2017 - The conviction of a Malawian man who slept with underage girls as part of “sexual cleansing” rituals signals that the custom may not be tolerated. But his two-year sentence has activists questioning how strong the justice system’s resolve is for ending the practice.

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08 June 2016 - Rights body raises alarm over attacks against people with albinism, but government dubs Amnesty report as "unfair".

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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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CAIRO, 27 March 2016 - A five-day workshop to build the capacity of North African Member States of the AU, to end Child Marriage kicked off today in Cairo, Egypt.

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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.

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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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14 January 2016- Traditional practices in Malawi that had disappeared such as 'fish for sex' are gradually resurfacing, much to the alarm of those working on the national HIV response.

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During the 20th regular session of the Human Rights Council (18 June - 6 July 2012), special attention was brought to women's human rights, and for finding reparations for women who have been subjected to violence stemming from certain traditional practices,

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"There were three people. One person was holding me down; one person was holding my hand; and the other person was doing the job. They lay me down, and…" Fatu said of the female genital mutilation she underwent as an eight- year-old in Liberia.

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