Huge FGM rise recorded in Somalia during coronavirus lockdown

Posted by on May 18, 2020 3:53 pm
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Female genital mutilation being inflicted on girls stuck at home as circumcisers go door to door

Somalia’s coronavirus lockdown has led to a huge increase in female genital mutilation (FGM), with circumcisers going door to door offering to cut girls stuck at home during the pandemic, according to Plan International.

The crisis is undermining efforts to eradicate the practice in Somalia, which has the world’s highest FGM rate, with about 98% of women having been cut, the charity warned.

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