International and regional instruments for the elimination of Female genital mutilation (FGM)


Most governments in countries where FGM is practiced have ratified international conventions and declarations that make provisions for the promotion and protection of the health of women and girls. In 1948 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the right of all human beings to live in conditions that enable them to enjoy good health … Read more

Female genital mutilation (FGM): Everything you must know

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons. How many women and girls are affected? An estimated 200 million girls and women alive today are … Read more