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President Akufo-Addo with the Standing Committee of the House of Chiefs

352 Chieftaincy Disputes Remain Unresolved

The Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has disclosed that there are 352 unresolved chieftaincy disputes in the country. He therefore...

Russia Disarray Following Religious Authorities Backing On FGM

Two prominent religious leaders in Russia have provoked outrage after suggesting female genital mutilation could help reduce sexual promiscuity. The scandal erupted on...

UN officials call for an end to female genital mutilation

Their appeal came one day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is observed annually on Feb....

FGM incidences reduce in Upper West Region

The Department of Gender and Social Protection has said there has been a major reduction in the incidence of female genital mutilation in the...

Liberia Must Promote Human Dignity Through Policy and Culture

There is a resounding public outcry currently to guarantee the rights of all citizens and non-citizens as our nation proceeds toward 2017. Considering existing...

Female Genital Mutilation: Time for a break out

Some of the Instruments used for Female Genital MutilationThe song of lamentation has long been sang; the talk of gender equality and protecting...

60 % of families in Oyo State in Nigeria still engage in female genital...

The President of Nigeria Inter-Africa Committee on Campaigns against Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Girls, Modupe Onadeko, ha said that 60 per cent...

New FGM methods uncovered in UE

Traditional authorities in the Upper East region are still fighting the war against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as citizens have devised new ways and...

Ghana Still Has High Cases Of FGM-UNICEF

Cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is on the rise in Ghana despite a ban placed on the practice. This was contained in a UNICEF...

Upper East develops strategies in a fight to curb FGM

  The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, in collaboration with the Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs), are to come out with strategies to curb Female...

Female Genital Mutilation Still A Common Practice In Ghana

  ?doctors and nurses involved About 1.3 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) operations in Ghana over the past 20 years, a...

FGM Is an Affront To Humanity-Report

The majority of people oppose female genital mutilation (FGM) in the countries where it is practised, a study by UNICEF has found.More than...

A survey by GSS shows more women are against FGM

A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on Female Genital Mutilation/Cut (FGM/C), has revealed that 94 per cent...

Girls In Bawku Want Government’s Help In The Eradication Of FGM

Girls in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region, has called on government to intensify efforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), being...

Female Genital Mutilation Must Be Stopped

A baby girl screams in pain as she?s being circumcised The Ghana Association of Women?s Welfare (GAWW) has called for support from the government...

UN endorses resolution against Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations General Assembly (UN), in a move hailed by Amnesty International, has endorsed a resolution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). ?This is an...

Female Genital Mutilation still practiced in Bawku

Bawku (UE), Oct. 23, GNA- Circumcision of female children seems to be on the increase in the Bawku Municipality and its environs as...

Genital mutilation: Draft UN resolution, announces Terzi

Genital mutilation: Draft UN resolution, announces TerziROME, Italy, October 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? A draft UN resolution against female genital mutilation has...

Press Conference / In the context of the Declaration From the Egyptian Gynecologists Emphasizing...

Press Conference / In the context of the Declaration From the Egyptian Gynecologists Emphasizing Refusal of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C) / Cairo,...

Genital mutilation – Angelique Kidjo gives a concert for women at the UN sponsored...

Genital mutilation – Angelique Kidjo gives a concert for women at the UN sponsored by ItalyNEW YORK, March 1, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ —...

UN says 2,000 African communities end Female Genital Mutilation in 2011

Almost 2,000 communities across Africa have abandoned female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in 2011, says two UN agencies February 6, 2012. According to the United Nations...

9 in 10 Kenyan Muslims practice Female Genetal mutilation

A study in North Eastern Kenya and released in Nairobi Monday by Mothers’ Lap Foundation (MLF), a rights group, paints a grim picture in...

Spindelegger commenting on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Spindelegger commenting on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationVIENNA, Austria, February 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the International...

Millions have undergone Female Genital Mutilation

Statistics at the World Health Organization (WHO), indicate that an estimated number of 140 million girls in the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation...

Nearly 2,000 African communities end female genital mutilation – UN

Ceremonial knives used in FGM/C by members of the Bondo society in Sierra Leone. Photo: IRIN/Bryna Hallam A new United Nations report shows that...