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Help End Female Genital Mutilation In Ethiopia

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THE STORY:

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. Globally, it is estimated that between 100 million to 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM. If current trends continue, 15 million additional girls between ages 15 and 19 be subjected to it by 2030. To promote the abandonment of FGM, coordinated and systematic efforts are needed, and they must engage whole communities and focus on human rights and gender equality. These efforts should emphasize societal dialogue and the empowerment of communities to act collectively to end the practice. They must also address the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences.

By donating to our campaign you will be directly promoting the abandonment of FGM by funding the construction of female only hospitals in Ethiopia, education campaigns about the harm of FGM all across Ethiopia and even fininancial support for the victims of FGM.

End FGM NOW.

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