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Tanzania presents national strategy to eliminate female genital mutilation

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Tanzania has created a national strategy aimed at ending female genital mutilation (FGM) which was still prevalent in the country despite years of campaigning,...
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Biden shows clear intention of moving away from Trump era

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U.S. President Joe Biden's first weeks in office foreshadow what his priorities will be, and where he will stand on the pandemic, the economy,...
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UN boss calls for efforts toward elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for efforts toward the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030. Female genital mutilation is a terrible...
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International Day of the Girl-Child: Zonta Clubs of Ghana want abuses to end

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The Zonta Clubs of Ghana, in marking the International Day of the Girl Child, on Sunday, has called for an end to all traditional...
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Black Girls matter : Niyi Ojuolape

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Black girls are confronted with daunting and peculiar challenges as they negotiate their lives in a world that is increasingly witnessing an empathy deficit....

Tanzanian police arrest suspect over conducting genital mutilation to 10 girls

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Tanzanian police have arrested a suspect who allegedly conducted female genital mutilation to 10 girls in the country's northern region of Mara. Daniel Shillah, the...
Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Ossei

Remember vulnerable women/children amidst COVID-19 pandemic-Actress Yvonne Ossei

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Ghanaian Actress Yvonne Ossei urges us to remember vulnerable women/children during the Corona Virus pandemic. As the first African woman to win the British Urban...
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Kenyan campaigners urge innovative measures to end female genital cut

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Kenya gender rights activists on Sunday urged the government to adopt innovative strategies to help eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM). The campaigners...
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Uganda calls for sustained fight against Female Genital Mutilation

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Uganda on Wednesday called for a sustained fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) if the United Nations target of eliminating the procedure by 2030...
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Female Genital Mutilation is not a Gift to Womanhood

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“My daughter will never be promiscuous in my own house. I will not allow the calamity that befell our neighbor Adibe to come near...
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Nigerian government urged to end female genital mutilation

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A Nigerian medical doctor has called on the government to intensify the fight against female genital mutilation in the country. Peters...
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UN Proposes Elimination of FGM by 2030

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Three executive directors of the UN agencies on Wednesday called for actions to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 on the International Day of...
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UNICEF: More Nigerian Communities Oppose to FGM Practice

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More than 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation in 2018, a senior official with the United Nations...
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Ghana’s Gender Minister Disapproves Subversive FGM Practice

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Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has condemned ongoing underground practices of Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) in some...
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Ghana intensifies fight against female genital mutilation

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Ghana's Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Wednesday joined the rest of the world to condemn the practice of female genital...
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All Efforts Needed to Stop Gender-Based Violence

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Mrs Samira Bawumia, the Wife of the Vice President, has reiterated her call for the leveraging of efforts towards the elimination of Sexual and...

Ghana Gov’t takes steps to enhance lives of women

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The Government has taken concrete steps to enhance the lives of women and creating an enabling environment for their progress and advancement, Madam Otiko...
Otiko Afisah Djaba

Steady progress by Ghanaian women accelerate development

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Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection on Tuesday said the steady progress that Ghanaian women have chalked over the...

Minister Calls For Gender Responsive Budgets To Eradicate FGM

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Madam Otiko Afisah Djaba, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Friday appealed to African governments to improve upon their national budgets...

UN launches anti-FGM campaign in Tanzania’s Maasai community

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will carry out a massive campaign to address Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in northern Tanzania. ...

Promote and protect child right in Ghana

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted in 1989 is an international convention that spells out the manner in...
President Akufo-Addo with the Standing Committee of the House of Chiefs

352 Chieftaincy Disputes Remain Unresolved

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The Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, has disclosed that there are 352 unresolved chieftaincy disputes in the country. He therefore...

Georgia to make female genital mutilation criminal offense

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Female genital mutilation will be punished by criminal law, Georgia's Ministry of Justice announced Tuesday. The relevant draft amendments had been presented...

End cultural practices that affect children – Parents told

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In a Press Release signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga to commemorate this year’s Day of the African Child (DAC),...

Uganda continues the battle against FGM

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by Ronald Ssekandi For the Sabiny community in eastern Uganda, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a deeply-rooted cultural custom. FGM, a traditional practice...

ActionAid finds new strategy to fight FGM

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The call comes as the world marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Saturday, on the theme "Achieving the new Global...

UN officials call for an end to female genital mutilation

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Their appeal came one day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is observed annually on Feb....
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Report: harmful traditional practices in Northern Ghana includes widowhood rites and witchcraft

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A research conducted by the National House of Chiefs in collaboration with the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs (MCTA) with support from the...
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Justice for Children Policy to be launched this year

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A policy document that would address issues relating to children who get into contact and conflict with the law, is in its final...
Alhaji Amidu Sulemana

Get to work and stop complaints about logistics

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Heads of government departments and agencies in the Upper West Region have been advised to stop complaints about the inadequate allocation of logistics...