Friday, 23 November 2018

FGM aid: New £50m package to protect millions of girls from female genital mutilation around world

FGM aid: New £50m package to protect millions of girls from female genital mutilation around world Britain will ramp up efforts to end the devastating practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) with a £50m aid package to end the abuse of women and girls around the world.

Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary, announced a cash boost to local projects across Africa over the next five years, as part of efforts to end the practice by 2030.

FGM, which refers to any procedure to alter female genital organs for non-medical reasons, can cause infection, scarring, childbirth complications and mental trauma. The Independent

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