FGM - Female Genital Mutilation - Rainbo
Female genital cutting/mutilation in Africa
It is viewed internationally as a health and human rights issue, but because the FGM is deeply rooted into cultural traditions it is difficult to address. The World Health Organization () insists that there aren’t any hygiene or health reasons to support FGM and insist that it’s a form of discrimination against women and an act of violence.
Female genital mutilation/cutting - UNICEF
It has been estimated that 8,000 or more girls per day are being forced to undergo FGM according to the United Nations Children’s Fund () with a total yearly estimate of 3 million or more females being subjected to the procedure. Although the practice has been mostly confined to the Arabian Peninsula and African countries it is now becoming a global concern, mostly due to migration of people around the world and through displacement from civil wars.