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No to virginity test

By Guardian Exclusive
04 December 2018   |   8:24 am
In a bid to eliminate violence against women and girls globally, the UN and the WHO have called for a scrap of virginity test. Virginity testing is a long-standing tradition that has been documented in at least 20 countries spanning all regions of the world.

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