Photo of the Week: FGM/C support shows signs of decline

More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated. However, overall support for FGM/C is declining.

In most of the practising countries, including Burkina Faso, the majority of girls and women think it should end. In this photograph by Christine Nesbitt, Odette*, is seen in a Ouagadougou clinic, after recently having under gone reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by FGM/C at age 6.

Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor

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