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#BreakTheBias: FGM, widowhood rites… societal practices that violate women’s rights

    #BreakTheBias: FGM, widowhood rites… societal practices that violate women’s rights

In the Nigerian constitution, issues bordering on violation of rights are stated explicitly. Section 15(2) of the 1999 constitution reads in part: “discrimination on the grounds of origin, sex, religion,

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FG: We would abolish traditional practices affecting female health

    FG: We would abolish traditional practices affecting female health

Pauline Tallen, minister of women affairs, says the federal government is committed to abolishing all forms of violence and harmful traditional practices endangering the health of women and girls in

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Religious leaders ‘must speak up against FGM’

    Religious leaders ‘must speak up against FGM’

Some civil society organisations have urged clerics to seize the Easter period to speak against female genital mutilation (FGM). The groups said this in a statement issued on their behalf

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Journalists brainstorm on how to stop FGM

    Journalists brainstorm on how to stop FGM

Radio journalists across the country participated in the ‘End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Media Campaign Academy II which held in Enugu state. The academy was convened by Onelife Initiative for

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UNFPA: Nearly 8 in 10 women undergo female genital mutilation in Osun

  UNFPA: Nearly 8 in 10 women undergo female genital mutilation in Osun

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday said that Osun state, at 76.3 percent, still recorded the highest number

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Men oppose FGM more strongly than women, says UNICEF

  Men oppose FGM more strongly than women, says UNICEF

Men, even more than women, oppose circumcision, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has said. The organisation said research

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