Project Description

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

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.

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-Girls & Women’s Empowerment -Policy reform Advocacy
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Minimum persons reached directly annually
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In Nigeria

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GPI commemorates the 2020 International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th with the theme “My Voice, Our Equal Future”.

The organisation uses this day to reemphasise the demands that girls live healthily, free from harm, and with access to equal opportunities for them to thrive and be valuable actors in the society.

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As long as girls are ignorant of their sexuality, human rights and health, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life

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