Millions more girls and women are victims of female genital mutilation than previously thought, said the United Nations (UN).
UNICEF is the UN children’s agency. They said in a report released Thursday that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have had ritual cutting. The practice of cutting and stitching a female’s genitals is a cultural practice focused on modesty and chastity.
Half of the victims live in just three countries – Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia.