UNFPA calls for effective law enforcement against female genital mutilation


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called for a nationwide effective enforcement of the laws prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) toward enhancing societal development.

Dr Diene Keita, the UNFPA Country Director, Nigeria, made the call at the 24th Annual Teenage Festival of Life (TFL) on Saturday in Lagos.

TFL is a forum that enables young people and relevant stakeholders to identify the plights facing youths through artistic presentations with a view to enlisting them as critical stakeholders.

The theme of the festival was: “FGM Free Generation.”

Newsmen report that TFL was organised by an NGO, Action Health Incorporated (AHI),   dedicated to promoting youth’s health and development toward their successful transition to adulthood.

Newsmen report that eight states: Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Bayelsa, Edo, Cross River and Rivers have domesticated the laws…

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