Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 21st, 1997
"Our joint plan provides the crucial momentum to once and for all eliminate female genital mutilation, a dangerous and potentially life-threatening procedure that affects millions of girls each year, " said Carol Bellamy, executive director of UNICEF, the U.N. children's organization.
Bellamy said pressure is needed everywhere "to ensure every girl's right to a safe and healthy life."
An estimated 130 million women have had the procedure in dozens of African, Middle Eastern,...
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