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FGM Persists in Liberia Despite Dangers

Thursday marks the U.N.-sponsored International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Despite international campaigns, the United Nations says millions of girls in Africa remain at risk. In Liberia, there is no law against it and FGM is still common practice.    It is around this time of year in Margibi County that village women take girls into the forest to induct them into the secret female society known as Sande.   As part of the initiation, they cut...

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