30 January 2023

Navigating Challenges: Mauritania's Ongoing Efforts Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Blog by Savannah Grantham for the FGM/C Research Initiative

In Mauritania, the battle against female genital mutilation/cutting (‘FGM/C’) is a multifaceted effort involving government entities, UN agencies, religious associations and civil-society organisations. Through intensive public-awareness campaigns, significant progress has been made in shifting popular attitudes towards gender-based violence, including FGM/C.

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