Due to Ekiti state’s ranking as the second in the country in the exercise of female Genital Mutilation (FGM), security agencies have made a commitment for the arrest and prosecution of violators of the state’s infant’s Rights Act and female Genital Mutilation Prohibition regulation 2002.
This came all through a -day training workshop held on Thursday, November 2, organised by using non-governmental companies (NGO) in Ado-Ekiti Ekiti underneath the aegis of new generation women and girls development Initiative (NIGAWD) and Centre for women’s health and information (CFWHI).
The Nigeria Police force (NPF) and Nigerian security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) signed a percent with the NGOs on the subsequent arrest and prosecution of culprits.
The workshop, funded by the United nations population Fund (UNFPA), was aimed at training men and officers of the pressure drawn from the 16 local
government areas of the state on the unfavourable outcomes of the practice.
The CFWHI’s government Director, Mrs Adebanke Akinrinmisi, in her presentation, expressed regret over the upsurge of lady Genital Mutilation in the South-west in spite of laws prohibiting it.
Akinrinmisi stated the training was targeted as sensitising and moving into a p.c. with the security agencies on the need to acquire veracious information on perpetrators to stop the practice, which had damaged the lives of over 2 hundred million populace globally.
Woman Genital Mutilation, additionally known as woman genital cutting and woman circumcision, is the ritual slicing or elimination of a few or all the outside lady genitalia.
The practice is discovered in Africa, Asia and the middle East, and within groups from countries in which FGM is common.
UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million ladies living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—have gone through the procedures.
Usually executed by a traditional ‘circumciser’ the use of a blade, FGM is carried out from days after start to puberty and past.
In half of the countries for which national figures are available, maximum women are reduce before the age of 5. procedures differ in line with the country or ethnic group.
They include removal of the clitoral hoodand clitoral glans; removal of the inner labia; and elimination of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva.
In this closing process, known as infibulation, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid; the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened in addition for childbirth.
The practice is rooted in gender inequality, attempts to control women’s sexuality, and thoughts about purity, modesty and beauty.
It is usually initiated and achieved through women, who see it as a source of honour, and who fear that failing to have their daughters and granddaughters cut will reveal the women to social exclusion