24 April 2018 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM and Women's Rights


How practices and meaning of FGM are changing in Tanzania
by The Star, 24 Apr 2018

Three decades into a global campaign to end the cultural practice of female genital mutilation and cutting worldwide, the desired change is yet to be achieved. Various studies suggest that the practice is on the decline in many countries. But prevalence has increased Chad, Mali and Sierra Leone. The results are also mixed within countries. While the overall prevalence in Ethiopia has gone down, the prevalence among certain ethnic groups stays more or less unchanged.