Female Genital Cutting (FGM) – Ending in Northern Ethiopia, celebrate!

  Two Districts in Northern Ethiopia  Declare an End to Female Genital Cutting       AFAR, Ethiopia — An official declaration marking the abandonment of female genital cutting was issued recently in the Amibara and the Awash-Fentale districts of Ethiopia’s Afar Region. The effort to abandon cutting started nearly 10 years ago in both districts. In 2008, UNICEF and UNFPA began a joint programme to support that effort in Semera town. The initiative culminated this past November in two separate … [Read more...]

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