Somalia sees ‘massive’ uptick in female genital mutilation during lockdown

Posted by on May 22, 2020 11:06 am
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Somalia has witnessed a “massive” rise in female genital mutilation (FGM) as girls are kept home from school due to lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, a report said Monday. The charity Plan International, which advocates for children’s rights and equal opportunities for girls, said so-called circumcisers are going door to door offering to cut…