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Eritrea Playing Exemplary Role in Combating FGM: UNICEF

In 1995, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice in Eritrea was around 95%. In 2014, the practice reduced significantly to 4.3% for children aged under 15 and to 2.5% for children under 5 years of age.

By Shabait,

Eritrea is playing an exemplary role in eradicating FGM and that harmful practices will no more exist in the country in the near future, according to Ms. Rania Zakie, Representative of the UNICEF in Eritrea.

Speaking on the occasion of declaring a free-FGM zone in Asmat and Habero subzones, Ms. Rania underlined that the occasion is a vivid demonstration of Eritrea’s commitment as well as active engagement and collaboration of the society, government institutions and national associations in taking concrete actions towards combating FGM in the country. Continue reading Eritrea Playing Exemplary Role in Combating FGM: UNICEF