Fatwas against FGM in Mauritania and Niger
By Laurent Prieur and Abdoulaye Massalatchi
NOUAKCHOTT/NIAMEY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Efforts to eradicate female genital circumcision in West Africa have taken a step forward with a fatwa against the practice in Mauritania and sanctions in Niger against mothers who subject their daughters to it.
African villages denounce female circumcision
(CNN) -- Ten villages in western Niger have publicly denounced the practice of female genital mutilation, according to a UNICEF report.
WEST AFRICA: Female Genital Mutilation Knows No Borders
PRETORIA, Feb 6 (IPS) - Laws against female genital mutilation are driving the practice underground and across borders, says UNIFEM.
WEST AFRICA: Cross-border FGM on the rise
OUAGADOUGOU, 17 October 2008 (IRIN) - Cross-border female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C) is on the rise in West Africa according to the UN, spurring the need to impose a region-wide law banning