FGM

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Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
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1 in 3: Why this statistic will haunt you and what...

One in 3 women is a victim of violence or abuse. Support 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and reverse the trend.
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Violence against women and girls harms everyone

Violence against women and girls is a serious problem worldwide, but it is preventable through effective laws that protect them.
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A 10-year-old girl could decide our future

Investing in girls' education could boost some countries' economies by billions of dollars, a report says. The age of 10 is pivotal for girls everywhere.

How far will her success ripple out to others?

Education is a key path to women's empowerment. When girls and women are able to go to school and learn, their families and societies benefit.
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Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation [video]

Mariya Karimjee was just a little girl when she experienced a horror shared by millions of women around the world: genital mutilation.

Investing in girls is smart

Girls' human rights are abused and they are deprived of education in many countries around the world, yet educating girls is key to strong economies.

It’s time to end FGM/C

More than 125 million women and girls are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting, also known as FGM/C. Most were age 15...