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UNICEF Trains Secondary School Teachers On Dangers Of FGM

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and the United Nation Population Fund, UNFPA in collaboration with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development yesterday has commenced the training of partners and educators from the 3 Female Genital Mutilation FGM high burden Local Government Areas of the State to mainstream FGM in their existing Secondary School curriculum.

A victim who is also a secondary school teacher of Akaeze Community Secondary School Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mrs. Chidinma during the training said that it was an age long practice inherited from the parents adding that she had to carry out the practice on the children to continue the practice.
According to them; “Every Female child in my house was circumcised and I asked my mother why she got all the three of us circumcised?, she simply answered that it is an age long custom, that her own mother also circumcised her and she didn’t give me any other reason but that it was inherited by her” she said.

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