First ladies lead campaign against female circumcision

First ladies lead campaign against female circumcision

Worried by the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, FGMC in Nigeria especially in the Southwest, stakeholders last week at two different workshops in Osogbo and Ilupeju met to discuss the situation. The issue of female circumcision which has been an age long tradition has for sometimes been a serious concern to the government and health practitioners but took a centre stage in the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan had signed into law the stoppage of the traditional practice. The wife of Osun State governor and the initiator of Sherif Care Foundation, SCARF, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola gathered some state governors’ wives and Unicef representatives in Osogbo where the matter was thoroughly discussed. Read more

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