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What do we do about FGM? – Health and Education online discussion

How health and education policies can end the scourge of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be the big question on the Commonwealth’s Health and Education online hubs this month.

Beginning this week, the online discussion examines the deep-rooted causes of the age-old practice, which normally involves partial or total removal of the external female genitals.

Despite being illegal in most countries, more than 200 million girls and women today have experienced FGM, and at least three million are at risk, according to UNICEF. It is estimated that, across the globe, a girl is cut every 10 seconds. Full Story

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