female genital mutilation
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Osun's Fight Against FGM (Part 1)
FGM is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injuries to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.’
Osun's Fight Against FGM (Part 3)
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%.
The fight against female genital mutilation
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.