The Center for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC) says Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), is an abuse on the right of women and violence against women and girls.
This was contained in a statement issued by Executive Director of CAMAC, Alex Uangbaoje to commemorate the the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
He said despite global campaigns to end the act, several countries, especially in Africa including Nigeria are still practicing it.
According to statement, United Nations in 2019 revealed that “at least 200 million girls and women alive today have had their genitals mutilated, suffering one of the most inhuman acts of gender-based violence in the world.”
It notes that, this inhuman act has deprived millions of women their right to enjoy sexual intercourse which has led to the destruction of marriages.
It emphasis the need for Nigerians to join the campaign to end this barbaric act.