UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week
8 February 2016

Iraq 2016: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice that violates girls’ and women’s fundamental human rights. The harmful traditional practice scars girls for life. Of the 200 million girls who have been subjected to FGM, 44 million of them are age 14 or younger. Social worker Kurdistan Resul (standing at right) from UNICEF NGO partner WADI, raises awareness among men in Murtka Village, Kurdistan Region, about the consequences of FGM.

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