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A road sign protesting FGM/C near Kapchorwa, Uganda.
11/20/2017
Washington, DC
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More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

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Girls in Kenya participating in an alternative to FGM/C  rites of passage ceremony. Since 2008, thousands of girls in Kenya have participated in the alternatives rites of passage program which includes teaching about the harmful effects of FGM/C.
11/20/2017
Washington, DC
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More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

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Graphic showing percentages of girls and women, ages 15 to 49, who have undergone FGM/C in Africa.  From a Government Accountability Office 2016 Report, based on data collected by the United Nations Children’s Fund.
11/20/2017
Washington, DC
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More than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C refers to cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.