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Kadaga asks president Museveni to take lead in FGM fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wants President Museveni to take lead in the fight against Female Genital mutilation in the country.  Kadaga was speaking on Thursday while meeting a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led by the Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo …

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Ugandan jailed after becoming first convicted of FGM in UK

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A British judge on Friday jailed a Ugandan woman for 11 years after she became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain. A jury in February convicted the 37-year-old, who lives in east London but cannot …

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Has Uganda lost the FGM fight?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In 2010, Uganda passed the Prohibition of the female genital mutilation(FGM) act that earned the country international acclaim. However, nine years down the road, FGM is on the increase in the country with the latest incidences involving gangs that are forcefully subjecting girls to genital …

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Kadaga orders for arrest of politicians fueling FGM

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed for arrest of politicians from the Sebei and Karamoja regions who are reportedly promoting female genital mutilation (FGM) in their areas. Kadaga made the directive while meeting leaders from Sebei and Karamoja regions, the Minister of …

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Ugandan mother becomes first convicted of FGM in UK

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A Ugandan woman became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain when she was convicted on Friday of harming her then three-year-old daughter in 2017. The 37-year-old, who lives in London but cannot be identified for …

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‘Gov’t abdicating its role in FGM fight’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has been accused of abdicating its role in stopping female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga says that the government has failed in its role and has left the FGM fight to Non-Governmental Organisations-NGOs. Kadaga was speaking on Thursday at a …

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Kadaga tasks government to end FGM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has tasked government to present an action plan to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Delivering her communication from the chair at the start of plenary sitting of Parliament on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Kadaga said …

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