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Another serious violation of the girl child's rights is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This involves a number of traditional operations that involve the cutting of parts of the female genitalia or other injury to the female genitals, whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic (curative) purpose. This is usually performed during infancy, childhood or adolescence. FGM is female circumcision and it is a total violation of women‘s dignity and right to bodily integrity. The forceful nature of the act is akin to sexual violence. Thus, there is need for legislative change and advocacy to prevent FGM, and its adverse effects on the girl-child and young females.