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UNICEF: 98% Of Women In Somalia Have Undergone Female Genital Mutilation

In Mogadishu. (Reuters/Siegfried Modola) The practice of female genital mutilation is more widespread, and affects many more women and girls, than previously thought, according to a new report from Unicef. In the most-affected country, Somalia, 98% of the female population aged between 15 and 49 had undergone the procedure, the United Nations children’s [...]

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New Global Study Calls Violence Against Women ‘Epidemic’

When it comes to stopping violence against women, actions speak louder than words. So even though there’s increased worldwide awareness about violence against women, the problem won’t be solved unless countries make significant policy and financial changes to support victims, according to a five-part series of studies in The Lancet, one of the world’s premier [...]