FGM: Nigeria’s terrible global ranking


IN yet another damning and embarrassing  verdict, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has ranked Nigeria very high among nations which are still deeply involved in the obnoxious cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to UNICEF,  “with an  estimated 19.9 million survivors, Nigeria accounts for the third-highest number of women and girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) globally.” The global organisation lamented the rising cases of female genital mutilation (FGM)  in Nigeria, especially among girls aged 0-14 years.

   FGM, which involves the cutting or altering of the female genitalia, is carried out in some developing and…

Source: Nigerian Tribune