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Female Genital Mutilation: The Role of Education

Female genital mutilation (FGM), a form of gender-based violence, is known as a harmful traditional practice (OHCHR) and is a violation of human rights. Education is integral to any strategy to reduce FGM, as it can play a key role in changing individual and societal views. This summary document gives an overview of the practice, highlights some consequences and suggests strategies for addressing the practice, with a focus on the central role of education.

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