Fawole stated this on Friday in Ilorin while the 231st Inaugural Lecture of the university entitled: “Reversing Nigerian Women’s Poor Health indices: Challenges and Prospects”.
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The UN body made this known in a statement on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.
As part of the move to end FGM practice in the state, TBAs and auxiliary nurses drawn from Ilesa-West, Irepodun and Ede-South Local Government Areas were sensitised on the dangers of the act.
The representative of Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Wednesday raised the alarm over millions of girls and women who are still at risk of Female Genital Mutilation.
The repentant FGM Practitioners, mostly women, also signed a legal agreement with the State Government not to return to the widely acclaimed outdated practice
The Team on FGM abandonment led by Aduke Obelawo stormed the monthly meeting of Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers held in Osogbo the state capital on August 1, 2019 and was warmly received by over 80 monarchs
Umahi made this known in a statement to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, usually observed every February 6
The UNICEF and Ekiti State Government stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting of the State Technical Committee on FGM held in Ado-Ekiti on Sunday.
Marked annually on March 8, with the 2018 theme as: “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives,” events around the world capture the vibrant work of women activists and their mobilisation for change
Ochi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Thursday that FGM could also deny women sexual satisfaction.
The confederation made the disclosure on Tuesday in its Twitter handle- @world_midwives, to mark the 2018 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
The new figures, according to a statement by the UNFPA on Tuesday in Abuja, project that the current estimates of 3.9 million girls mutilated each year will rise to 4.6 million by 2030.
Agubuzu made the disclosure while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Tuesday on the 2018 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
The ban came into force after former leader, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, signed an executive order before stepping down.
The women made the declaration in Niamey on Friday at the 2017 edition of the Forum of West African First Ladies’ Meeting.
Guterres, in a message on the International Day, marked annually on February 6 to strengthen momentum towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation, globally recognised as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, stressed that the UN Sustainable Development Agenda promised an end to this practice by 2030
Ambode, represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said this at a High-Level Meeting on Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation organised by the Hope for Women Initiative in collaboration with Action Health Incorporation in Lagos
FGM comprises all procedures that intentionally and specifically alter or cause injury to female genital organ.
Obasanjo described FGM as a heinous crime against womanhood, the community and humanity
“We are mothers and women and have the primary role to use our privileged positions to make lives better for Nigerians, especially women and girls. I urge you to be vocal on the need for FGM/C to end in Nigeria and take action that will enable this to happen,” she added.
The joint programme, according to the statement, is in collaboration among UNFPA, UNICEF, Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development as well as the Guardian, UK