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Health, Rights Groups Demand Tougher Anti-FGM Laws

First Posted: 02/06/2012 5:15 pm Updated: 02/06/2012 5:15 pm

Voice of America:

United Nations, international and human rights organizations are calling for an end to female genital mutilation and appealing for tougher legislation to halt the practice on the Ninth International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

FGM, a practice which dates back thousands of years, persists despite widespread recognition of its harmful physical and psychological effects on girls and women.

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