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Sudan Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation

HeadlineMay 05, 2020

Sudan has outlawed female genital mutilation. The U.N. estimates nearly nine out of 10 women and girls in Sudan have undergone the practice. A recent report estimates female genital mutilation is being regularly practiced in over 90 countries. Women’s and children’s rights advocates celebrated the move but warned much work would be needed to ensure the law would be properly implemented.

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