Gender equality key to ending dangerous and discriminatory practices

 

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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Culture should not push us aside, but put us at the centre,” said Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi, a Kenyan activist, at a panel on eliminating practices that are harmful to women and girls, held last week at United Nations Headquarters in New York. These dangerous and discriminatory practices, including female genital mutilation (FGM), prenatal sex selection and child marriage, arise from deep-seated gender inequalities, and they perpetuate the mistreatment of women and girls.

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