"Not only is it illegal, it inflicts severe pain and causes health and fertility complications".
In cultures that condone FGM, it is usually performed by a traditional practitioner with crude instruments and without anesthetic.
At least 200 million girls and women alive today have had their genitals mutilated - suffering one of the most inhuman acts of gender-based violence in the world, said in a joint statement by Henrietta Fore, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) executive director, Natalia Kanem, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) executive director and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director. The exact number who have been forced to undergo the procedure is not known.
Excision - partially or totally removing the clitoris and the labia minora.
"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030", the United Nations chief noted, adding that the United Nations "joins hands with global, regional and national actors in supporting holistic and integrated initiatives to achieve this objective".
With strong political commitment, we are seeing positive change in several countries.
Girls who are subjected to genital mutilation suffer the consequences for life, agree the specialists.
The Ministry of Health stated in a Tuesday press release that the celebration comes in line with the announcement made by Health Minister Hala Zayed regarding the ministry and state institutions's efforts to eradicate FGM and protect girls from the mental and physical issues associated with circumcision.
A woman with a rough blade used for FGM in Uganda.
The U.S. also marked the day by saying the practice "undermines the human rights of women and girls by damaging their health, limiting women's economic opportunities and girls' access to education, and increasing the likelihood of early and forced marriage".
The satellites have not communicated with the government space agency for more than a month, NASA said on Tuesday. So how is InSight doing? The seismometer records the waves traveling through the interior structure of a planet.
And on Wednesday he called for the collection of 10 million signatures against what he called "Trump's interventionist action". At the end of January, the Trump administration announced new sanctions against the Maduro government and his allies.
Barr appears to have enough support from Republicans, which have a 53-47 advantage in the chamber, to run the Justice Department. And he praised Barr emphatically. "We are already seeing risky threats to the rule of law".
Analysts at Jefferies pegged the stock at 250 rupees, versus an earlier target of 300 rupees, citing weak performance at JLR. The cost of the voluntary scheme will be recognized in the quarter ending March 31, the company said.
Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and a three-judge panel voted 2 to 1 to allow the state law to go into effect. Nonetheless, Smith maintained the the Louisiana law did not impose "an undue burden" on women seeking abortions.
However, Gustav Klimt bounced back with a fine performance at the Barronstown Stud Irish European Breeders Fund in June last year. Gustav Klimt moved to the inside down the final furlong and found just enough speed to beat out his compatriot Nebo by a head .
We may be mid-way through 2019 but that doesn’t mean that racegoers have to say goodbye to brilliant horse racing events. Fans of the sport should mark the following in their diaries – these are some of the biggest horse races left for 2019.
The police report says a fully-loaded Glock with an extended magazine was found in the glove box of the vehicle . Police also found a loaded M4 rifle with a muzzle in the vehicle Kalil Smith was driving.
The Cupertino giant has responded to this report by demanding that developers disclose the use of this technology in their apps. However, the fact that users aren't made aware that their screens are being recorded feels like a massive invasion of privacy.
Sources have told ESPN FC that the squad are set to use the break by heading to Spain for warm-weather training. Joe Gomez is recovering from an operation after suffering a setback in his return from a broken leg.
In addition to this, they will also build their skills and knowledge levels required to implement WLAN in a small/medium network. At the end of the course, they will also be able to resolve regular issues with EIGRP, STP, and OSPF in IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
The company is showing signs of making a comeback, as competitors are forced to merge and consolidate in order to survive. The industry can be broken down further between mobile gambling and desktop gambling (which includes laptops and PCs).
Suns Trade For Guard Tyler Johnson
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Grizzlies offers fond farewell to Gasol
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Measles Outbreak In NCR Declared By DOH
Measles can be very unsafe for small children and babies. "To the parents, let's not take the health of our children for granted". But she reminded parents yesterday that immunity from diseases is "the best inheritance" they could leave their children.
30 years of the Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Future Samsung smartphones may go camera-less, here's how
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Seeyouatmidnight to serve the Scots a Grand National double
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How Technology Has Completely Changed the Way We Spend Money
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