UNICEF finds 200 million affected by female genital mutilation worldwide

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A new UNICEF report finds that although several countries have shown a decline in the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM, otherwise known as ‘cutting’) in recent years, the practice remains a global concern. According to the data collected from 30 countries worldwide, the number of women and girls who have undergone the procedure in

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UNICEF finds 200 million affected by female genital mutilation worldwide