“Report: Millions of girls still at risk of female genital mutilation”
“The largest report yet into the extent of female genital mutilation, or cutting, has shed new light onto a practice that affects tens of millions of women and girls worldwide…
But some 30 million girls remain at risk of being cut in the next decade unless efforts to eliminate the practice make more headway.
More than 125 million girls and women…today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation in 29 countries across Africa and the Middle East, according to the report, “Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change.”
The practice…which can carry serious health risks and is seen…as a human rights violation…is found to a far lesser degree in other parts of the world, though the exact number of girls and women affected is unknown, said the report…”