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6 February 2020

Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2020 When Tabitha

11 October 2019

GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!

GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October   Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the traditional roles that society has dictated for

6 February 2019

Joint Statement - Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then continues to cause her pain today, 19 years later. It has made giving birth to each of her five children an excruciating and harrowing

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