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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

States Parties are obliged to take all effective and appropriate measures to abolish traditional practices prejudicial to the health of children.

UNICEF Image: UNICEF CRC@25 Female Genital Mutilation Cutting factograph
Today, there is a significant global movement to tackle female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), with over 10,000 communities and around 8 million people across 15 countries declaring their commitment to abandon the harmful practice.



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