Gambia bans Female Genital Mutilation

The Gambian government has banned Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM ) which comes into effect immediately.

The country’s leader – President Yahya Jammeh made a public proclamation outlawing the ancient practice.

He reportedly pointed out that since his country was in the twenty first century, practices such as FGM have no place in modernity and should therefore be eradicated.

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