Mogadishu (SD) – A ceremony commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was held in Mogadishu today.
The event was jointly organized by the Somali Ministries of Women and Health and was attended by Minister of Women Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim, women’s organizations and other officials from the two Ministries.
Hanifa Mohamed Ibrahim said the ministry has drafted a law banning female genital mutilation, which is currently before the Somali Cabinet.
Somalia is one of the countries where young girls are still being circumcised.
February 6 is International Female Genital Mutilation Awareness Day. The theme for this year is that the world has no time left, we must unite to end the practice of female genital mutilation.
In 2003, the United Nations designated 6 February as the International Day for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation.
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