Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation: African Powerhouse Sends ‘Powerful Signal’ About FGM With New Bill

Mark Geoffrey Kirshner

Nigeria Bans Female Genital Mutilation: African Powerhouse Sends ‘Powerful Signal’ About FGM With New Bill.

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    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that criminalizes female genital mutilation, a practice that an estimated 19.9 million girls and women in the country are thought to have undergone. Experts hope the move will have a ripple effect on other African states where the practice is prevalent. Pictured: A Pokot girl walks to a place where she will rest after being undergoing genital mutilation in a tribal ritual in Baringo County, Kenya, Oct. 16, 2014.Reuters/Siegfried Modola
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    Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed…

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