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Eritrea:Eritrea bans FGM

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Eritrea, Health, Human Rights, Law, Women & Gender

Akin is happy to hear that FGM is banned in Eritrea [1]: “Learning that Eritrea has banned the practice of Female Genital Mutilation or Circumcision (FGM or FGC) is definitely great news and to be celebrated.
It marks a beginning of what should be a wave of the civilising of customs, traditions and religious practices that cause undue physical harm without any particular health benefit apart from a modicum of social acceptance.”