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Tanzanian, Kenyan Authorities Working Together To Stop Cross-Border FGM

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tanzania cracks down on secret ceremonies to circumcise teenage girls “…Mary Wandia, program manager for London-based charity Equality Now, said the law against FGM is poorly enforced in Tanzania, putting thousands of girls at risk and encouraging others from neighboring countries to travel there. … Police in…

Global Community Must Call For End To Violence Against Women, Girls

Huffington Post: It’s time to stop violence against women and girls Flavia Bustreo, assistant director general for Family, Women’s, and Children’s Health at the WHO, and vice chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “…Violence against women and girls affects their physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health in…

Egyptian Law Creating Stricter Penalties For FGM Goes Into Effect, Health Ministry Says

Agence France-Presse: Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation “An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday. Health ministry officials will monitor and oversee clinics and private hospitals to enforce…

India To Offer Injectable Contraceptives As Part Of No-Cost Family Planning Program

Inter Press Service: Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method “The Indian government’s decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning program (FPP) has stirred debate about women’s choices in the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country…” (Lal, 11/29). Quartz:…

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