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UNICEF estimates that at least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have been subjected to the violence, although the exact unacceptable countries for not to have FGM number is unknown.
can die or severe complications fGM THE PERCENTAGE OF GIRLS AGED UNDER 14 WHO HAVE UNDERGONE FGM Mali 76% Gambia 56% Mauritania 53% Indonesia 49% Guinea 45% Eritrea 33% Sudan 32% Guinea-Bissau 30% Nigeria 25% Ethiopia 16% Egypt 14% Senegal 14% Burkina Faso 13% Cote d'Ivoire 11% Chad 10% Kenya 3% Central African Republic 1% Ghana 1% Uganda 1% United Republic of Tanzania 0.
She told a congregation of young girls and women leaders to stand together in fighting against FGM.
Signs can include girls talking to friends about FGM, saying they are going to have a "special procedure" or attend an occasion to "become a woman", or discussing a long holiday in a country where the practice is prevalent in Africa, parts of the Middle East and Asia.
It can be inferred that in communities that practice FGM, their age old customary law and traditions take precedence over modern national laws.
FGM involves the removal or cutting of the labia and clitoris or piercings.
Prevalence of FGM in Wales is difficult to estimate because of the hidden nature of the crime, but an estimated 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in Wales and England.
The Education Secretary is highlighting the important role schools can play in identifying potential victims and safeguarding them from FGM.
It is thought that the women were subjected to FGM in their home countries before moving to Coventry.
A third defendant, Attar's wife, Farida Attar, is accused of attending at least two FGM procedures, allegedly to calm the youngsters.
There are no proven health benefits for FGM, according to United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Dr.
However, NGOs agreed that the amendments still potentially allow FGM practitioners to flee from justice.
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