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Osun’s Fight Against FGM (Part 3)

By Guardian Exclusive
13 April 2018   |   3:16 pm
Costly Aderibigbe is one of the estimated 20 million women and girls that have undergone female genital mutilation and cutting (FGMC) in Nigeria. As of 2016, 2017 the number of women who have undergone FGM in Nigeria is 18.4%.


10 Feb 2017
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has raised alarm over the persistent practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria.
6 Feb 2018
Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a day to remind the world of the cruel, inhuman and degrading practice that deprives #girls and #women their rights to health, security, physical integrity, and life, particularly when the procedure results in death.
22 Jun 2018
As part of efforts to combat female genital mutilation in Nigeria, Devatop Africa takes the campaign against the age-long awkward practised to secondary schools.
27 Aug 2018
According to the women's rights organization Terres des Femmes, as many as 65,000 women living in Germany have been subjected to female genital mutilation. One affected woman who has joined the growing call for an end to the practice shared her story.
24 Jul 2020
A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl in the northern Caucasus republic of Ingushetia is on trial. Human rights activists hope the case can help to outlaw the abuse in Russia.
4 Jan 2021
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in Africa. Despite decades of campaigns, the traditional practice has hardly declined. This doesn't deter Rugiatu Turay from fighting cutting.
29 Jan 2021
Female genital mutilation is still an issue in rural areas of Ivory Coast. Though it has been banned decades ago, girls still die and suffer from the practice.
3 Feb 2022
In Kenya, the African Medical and Research Foundation is fighting against female genital mutilation. Over four days, over 400 girls aged 8–15 undergo training sessions as per Maasai culture — paving an alternate way into womanhood.
28 Feb
Nigerian activists have intensified their advocacy and campaign against female genital mutilation, or FGM. The practice, which has been outlawed in the country, is still prevalent in some communities. Activists say victims live with trauma and health complications for the rest of their lives. They're pushing for better protection for girls.