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10 February 2016We can end female genital mutilation in a generation by combining national policy and community-level awareness raising, says Plan International Mali's Madina Bocoum Daff.
6 February 2016Asnakech, from Ethiopia, was 12 when her parents decided it was time for her to ‘become a woman’. A self-taught circumciser came to her house, cut her clitoris and outer labia using a razor blade, then pressed ashes and cow manure on the bleeding cuts. In technical terms, this is called Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Asnakech can still remember how scared she felt and how no-one comforted her afterwards.
21 January 2016Plan International has welcomed Zimbabwe’s landmark judgement to declare 18 the legal minimum age of marriage, while all forms of child marriage have been deemed unconstitutional.
9 November 2015Research from Plan International uncovers the factors leading to high levels of child marriage in Asia and what can be done to protect girls from early and forced marriages.