Nigeria: Women Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

  The International Women Peace Group on Wednesday in Lagos advocated for a ban on female genital mutilation, FGM.   The campaign tagged ‘Ban FGM, Upholding the Dignity of Women and Girls,’ was organised to commemorate the 2017 International Women’s Day.   Kemi Olaokun, IWPG’s coordinator in Ikorodu, said the group’s aim is to use… Continue Reading Nigeria: Women Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM

Hundreds of Kenyan girls are preparing to spend Christmas in schools, rather than with their families, fearing that their parents will force them to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Schools that should have closed more than a month ago for the holidays are staying open for the girls, while others are staying in churches in… Continue Reading Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM