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Somalia to Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Hope at last for girls in Somalia as the government signals its intentions to ban female genital mutilation, a brutal practice girls in Somalia have been forced to undergo for years.   If the new law is enacted, those found practicing the act would face criminal charges. The practice, which has life-threatening side effects, is very popular in many African and Middle East countries. According to figures by the United Nations Childrens Fund, female genital mutilation in Somalia...

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