Posts Tagged: Health Issues

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

The United Nations Population Fund fears an additional 2 million cases of FGM over the next decade as a direct result of Covid-19. Covid-19 has devastated global efforts to end gender-based violence around the world, triggering and exacerbating the risk of Forced Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls globally. This is a period defined by the …

FGM – Not Only a Problem Abroad

Many are aware that FGM, Female Genital Mutilation, is a huge international problem affecting around 200 million girls and women globally. However, a new report from the NHS shows that FGM is still very much a problem, not only globally, but also in the UK. The NHS report was released last week, and the data covers …

The fight against FGM

February 8th marked International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Two days prior, UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon told the Guardian “We can end FGM within a generation …” Significant progress has been made in the fight against FGM in the last decade. Recently, Somalia’s Prime Minister, Omar Sharmarke endorsed an online campaign initiated by Avaaz calling on …