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Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and girls, IPPF are working with member associations to help put a stop to the dangerous practice that affects millions of girls and women worldwide.
8 March 2018
International Women's Day: celebrate women's commitment!
Today we celebrate and highlight the passion, continued commitment and steadfast dedication of the doctors, nurses, peer educators and volunteers around the world who help deliver vital healthcare to communities in over 170 countries.
"Dignity, respect and bravery are guiding principles for our work on female genital mutilation (FGM)"
Amal Ahmed, the executive director of our Member Association in Somaliland (SOFHA) recounts her personal experience of being one of the 97-98% of young girls forced to undergo female genital mutilation in Somaliland.