Nigeria’s bill targeting FGM is a positive step, but must be backed by investment

May 26, 2015

A gender violence law seeking to ban female genital mutilation must be supported by efforts to tackle the attitudes that underpin abuses against women.

“Women’s rights groups, practitioners and activists in Nigeria have been pushing for the law for the past 13 years. It is a major boost not only for Nigeria’s women, but for the nation as a whole. The question is: will it make a practical difference?”

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