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Female Genital Mutilation Becomes Illegal in Nigeria  

Two days ago, Nigeria took a momentous and historic step toward ending institutionalized violence against women and girls by outlawing female genital mutilation (FGM). Outgoing Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathon, signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015 into law after the bill was passed in the Senate on May 5. The law now prohibits female […]

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6 months after Chibok abduction, #EducateOurGirls campaign raises money to help girls who escaped #BokoHaram

 Editor’s Note: This week marks six months since the abduction of more than 200 hundred Nigerian girls by Boko Haram. This Thursday, October 16 from 12-1pm EDT Fem2pt0 hosts the #EducateOurGirls tweetchat with special guest Dr. Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria and board member of the American University of Nigeria Foundation. […]

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