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.

En el tiempo que has tardado en leer este artículo 48 niñas menores de 18 años se han casado

Cada año, 12 millones de niñas se casan antes de los 18 años.

Es decir, 23 niñas cada minuto

Casi 1 cada 3 segundos

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