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UN Launches Global Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

The U.N. secretary-general has launched a global media campaign aimed at putting an end to female genital mutilation.    In 2012, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring zero tolerance for female genital mutilation [FGM], hoping to raise awareness against the practice. A U.N. report estimates 125 million girls and women have been cut in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. It says If current trends continue, 86 million young girls are likely to undergo...

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