It’s Time to Build Bridges to End Female Genital Mutilation!

Girls' Globe

photo2 Part of the panel, with the advertisement in the background saying, “The Clitoris is a Gift”

Today at the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Prague, I had the great opportunity to attend a session featuring inspirational leaders who are actively combating female genital mutilation (FGM).

Comfort Momoh, MBE, Middlesex University, moderated the session and opened by informing the audience of what female genital mutilation is.

FGM is the partial or total removal of female genitalia and is a violation of human rights.

FGM is practiced in 28-30 countries in Africa, but also in other countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and parts of Iraq. FGM is also a phenomenon present in Europe and North America. Comfort Momoh explained that in the United Kingdom, it is estimated that about 66 thousand women have undergone FGM and that 22 thousand girls under the age of 15 are at risk for FGM.

It was quick

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