Female genital mutilation (FGM)
FGM means any procedure involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non medical reasons. Each year 3 million girls undergo FGM, often without anaesthetic. FGM is extremely common in Iraqi Kurdistan and is on the increase in other parts of the Middle East.
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In Iraqi Kurdistan more than two thirds of women have undergone female genital mutilation. IKWRO marks the international day of zero tolerance to FGM with an article on FGM in the Middle East.
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