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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

February 6, 2019

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision is the cutting or removal of some or all the external female genitalia (which include removal of the clitorial glans,inner labia,outter labia and closure of the vulva). 

The practice is rooted in gender inequality,attempts to control women's sexuality and ideas about purity,modesty and beauty.FGM is usually initiated and carried out by women who see it as a source of honour and fear that failing to have their daughters and grand daughters cut will expose the girls to social exclusion.

Visit from College of William & Mary with AidData teams, United State of America

WOCON Lagos Office received researchers from College of William & Mary with AidData teams from United State of America, to gain more insights for better understanding on how policymakers access and use data to improve programming and resource allocation targeting vulnerable children, including refugee and migrant children, child laborers, and victims of human trafficking with all other forms of exploitation,