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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...

Russia Disarray Following Religious Authorities Backing On FGM

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Two prominent religious leaders in Russia have provoked outrage after suggesting female genital mutilation could help reduce sexual promiscuity. The scandal erupted on...

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....

FGM incidences reduce in Upper West Region

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The Department of Gender and Social Protection has said there has been a major reduction in the incidence of female genital mutilation in the...
Minister for Gender , Children and Social Protection Hon. Nana Oye Lithur

FGM still rife in Ghana and needs to be stopped – Gender Minister

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The Minister for Gender , Children and Social Protection Hon. Nana Oye Lithur, has disclosed that Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) is still prevalent in the...

Female Genital Mutilation: Time for a break out

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Some of the Instruments used for Female Genital MutilationThe song of lamentation has long been sang; the talk of gender equality and protecting...

60 % of families in Oyo State in Nigeria still engage in female genital...

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The President of Nigeria Inter-Africa Committee on Campaigns against Harmful Traditional Practices against Women and Girls, Modupe Onadeko, ha said that 60 per cent...

New FGM methods uncovered in UE

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Traditional authorities in the Upper East region are still fighting the war against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as citizens have devised new ways and...

Ghana Still Has High Cases Of FGM-UNICEF

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Cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is on the rise in Ghana despite a ban placed on the practice. This was contained in a UNICEF...

Upper East develops strategies in a fight to curb FGM

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  The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, in collaboration with the Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs), are to come out with strategies to curb Female...

Female Genital Mutilation Still A Common Practice In Ghana

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  ?doctors and nurses involved About 1.3 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) operations in Ghana over the past 20 years, a...

A survey by GSS shows more women are against FGM

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A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on Female Genital Mutilation/Cut (FGM/C), has revealed that 94 per cent...

Girls In Bawku Want Government’s Help In The Eradication Of FGM

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Girls in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region, has called on government to intensify efforts to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), being...

Female Genital Mutilation Must Be Stopped

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A baby girl screams in pain as she?s being circumcised The Ghana Association of Women?s Welfare (GAWW) has called for support from the government...

UN endorses resolution against Female Genital Mutilation

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The United Nations General Assembly (UN), in a move hailed by Amnesty International, has endorsed a resolution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). ?This is an...

Woman Gives Birth To Baby Without Private Parts

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A woman recently gave birth to a baby without anal and genital openings, resulting in the child not defecating or urinating. The baby's mother...

Female Genital Mutilation still practiced in Bawku

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Bawku (UE), Oct. 23, GNA- Circumcision of female children seems to be on the increase in the Bawku Municipality and its environs as...

Genital mutilation: Draft UN resolution, announces Terzi

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Genital mutilation: Draft UN resolution, announces TerziROME, Italy, October 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? A draft UN resolution against female genital mutilation has...

Press Conference / In the context of the Declaration From the Egyptian Gynecologists Emphasizing...

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Press Conference / In the context of the Declaration From the Egyptian Gynecologists Emphasizing Refusal of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C) / Cairo,...

Genital mutilation – Angelique Kidjo gives a concert for women at the UN sponsored...

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Genital mutilation – Angelique Kidjo gives a concert for women at the UN sponsored by ItalyNEW YORK, March 1, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ —...

The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/CuttingWASHINGTON, February 20, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Fact SheetOffice of the SpokespersonWashington, DCFebruary...

UN says 2,000 African communities end Female Genital Mutilation in 2011

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Almost 2,000 communities across Africa have abandoned female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in 2011, says two UN agencies February 6, 2012. According to the United Nations...

Africa: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Africa: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/CuttingWASHINGTON, February 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female...

Spindelegger commenting on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

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Spindelegger commenting on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital MutilationVIENNA, Austria, February 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On the International...

Millions have undergone Female Genital Mutilation

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Statistics at the World Health Organization (WHO), indicate that an estimated number of 140 million girls in the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation...

Nearly 2,000 African communities end female genital mutilation – UN

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Ceremonial knives used in FGM/C by members of the Bondo society in Sierra Leone. Photo: IRIN/Bryna Hallam A new United Nations report shows that...