The Gambia upholds ban on FGM/C

Monday 15 July 2024 - a bill that seeks to repeal the 2015 ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in The Gambia has been rejected by the National Assembly. If passed, this would have been the first time a ban on FGM/C has been reversed.

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Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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