UNICEF Photography

Photo of the Week: 2014
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21 July 2014

Burkina Faso, 2014: More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated. However, overall support for FGM/C is declining. In most of the practising countries, including Burkina Faso, the majority of girls and women think it should end. Odette [NAME CHANGED], in a Ouagadougou clinic, has undergone reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by FGM/C at age 6.

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