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Kenya’s president sets target to end FGM by 2022

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 05 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4052
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. Vancouver

Campaigners have called on global leaders to commit to ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) after Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, vowed to end the practice in his country by 2022, eight years ahead of the sustainable development goal.

At the opening of the Women Deliver conference to end gender inequality held in Vancouver, Canada on 3 June, Kenyatta promised to work towards empowering women in Kenya by making secondary education compulsory for all children, which he said would help to discourage child marriage. The campaign group Girls not Brides says that one …

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