Today a girl is about one-third less likely to be cut than 30 years ago. More and more youth are speaking out against FGM in their communities. But global efforts need to go further and faster because population growth means that if progress is not accelerated the number of girls undergoing FGM will continue to increase.
"I am proud to play my part in the global movement to end FGM.
By speaking out, we have a huge opportunity to break the taboos that surround FGM
and help others better understand the issue. As the largest African generation ever, we carry great weight behind us, and so ours will be the one that ends FGM forever."
- Moussa Drame, Seneglese activist and journalist.
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