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Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement

Courtesy of UNIFEM

Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is a practice that involves the removal or injury of part or all of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Affecting between 100 and 140 million girls and women worldwide, with an additional 3 million girls at risk annually, FGC is a widespread practice that violates womens basic human and reproductive rights. This inter-agency statement calls on states, national and international organizations, civil society and communities to work towards ending FGC.

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Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement
OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO
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