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Female Genital Mutilation — Pakistan’s well kept secret

On May 5, 2015, Nigeria took the historical step of outlawing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and its outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan, signed the ban as one of his last acts before leaving office. According to the UN, one quarter of Nigerian women and girls have been subjected to FGM, a vile and misogynistic practice that also creates health issues for women. Globally more than 125 million girls and women are affected by