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Female Genital Mutilation: Minister wants dowry payment banned

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Dowry payment has been cited as one of the reasons for the escalation of Female Genital Mutilation in practicing communities accompanied by child and early marriages. However today, elders in the community are fighting the practice thaks to sensitisation programmes on the Anti-FGM law. 

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Engaging Women Parliamentarians on Ending FGM and Child Marriage

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Legislators at the Pan African Parliament meeting in Johannesburg South Africa have concurred that men need to be involved in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage in Africa. Political commitment was another demand. 

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