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FEMALE GENITAL  MUTILATION  IN NIGERIA SITUATION ANALYSIS UNFPA 2021

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN NIGERIA SITUATION ANALYSIS UNFPA 2021

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Based on a joint statement issued by the WHO, UNFPA, and UNICEF in 2007 against the practice of FGM and calling for its elimination, the 2008 World Health Assembly (WHA) resolution on the elimination of FGM highlighted the need for member countries to develop and implement policies and plans backed by adequate resources and indicators to track progress, coordination, and impact. The UN General Assembly in 2012 also passed a resolution calling for the elimination of FGM and urging countries to create awareness, allocate resources, and enforce legislation to end the practice. In addition, the United Nations Human Right Council, during its 44th session, passed a resolution calling upon all governments to adopt comprehensive, multisectoral, and rights-based measures to prevent and eliminate FGM. Subsequently, there have been concerted global and national efforts to facilitate the abandonment of FGM. These efforts have been backed by charters, international conventions, legal and policy frameworks, and advocacy

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National  Communication  Strategy on ending all forms of GBV

National Communication Strategy on ending all forms of GBV

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This communication strategy was developed to guide stakeholders at all levels and provide necessary guidance on communicating with communities to end all forms of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls in Nigeria. The strategy is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the local contexts across the different states and communities. It highlights the communication needs across the geopolitical zones and proffers recommendations to address the root causes of gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls in Nigeria

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MANUAL ON INTEGRATING  FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION  (FGM) INDICATORS INTO THE  NIGERIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS  TREATY REPORTING TEMPLATE

MANUAL ON INTEGRATING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM) INDICATORS INTO THE NIGERIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY REPORTING TEMPLATE

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Generally, violence takes different forms and may be suffered by any person. However, there are some forms of violence that are peculiar to women and girls because of their sex. In Nigeria, women suffer many forms of violence which is a major issue in all parts of the country. Acts of violence are likely to result in physical, sexual or emotional suffering to female victims of violence. Violence occurring within the home and family sphere (domestic violence) is widespread and perpetrated mostly by male members of the family against women and children. These may be physical assaults, verbal abuse, marital rape (forced sex), incest, forced marriage and child marriage.

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National Protocol on the Management of Complications from Female Genital Mutilation

National Protocol on the Management of Complications from Female Genital Mutilation

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a serious health burden and violation of the dignity of girls and women in many countries of Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The practice is prevalent in all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria with 25% of Nigerian females “circumcised”. Over 82% of affected females suffered before their fifth birthday. It is mostly conducted by traditional “circumcisers” and intertwined with culture, religion, aesthetics, and group identity.

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National Policy & Plan of Action for  the Elimination of Female Genital  Mutilation in Nigeria (2021 - 2025)

National Policy & Plan of Action for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria (2021 - 2025)

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice against women and girls which is gender-based violence and a human right violation. It is a public health problem that is often undertaken as a traditional rite to supposedly protect chastity by limiting sexual enjoyment

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Female genital mutilation and sexual  behaviour by marital status among a nationally  representative sample of Nigerian women

Female genital mutilation and sexual behaviour by marital status among a nationally representative sample of Nigerian women

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Abstract Background: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is believed to have a negative effect on sexual and reproductive health but the evidence from nationally representative samples in high-burdened countries like Nigeria is scarce. This study explored the association between FGM and sexual behaviour in a nationally representative sample of Nigerian women. Methods: A secondary data analysis was conducted using the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey conducted in 2013 and 2018 among women aged 15–49 years. The descriptive summaries of respondent characteristics by marital status were presented using frequencies and percentages. The proportion and 95% Confidence Interval (CI) of circumcision by sexual behaviour characteristics were computed. A multivariable log-binomial logistic regression was used to determine the association between sexual behaviour and female circumcision while adjusting for other covariates. All analyses were performed using Stata 15.1 (StataCorp, College Station, TX, USA) at the 0.05 level of significance.

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Advocacy Brief document on abandonment on FGM

Advocacy Brief document on abandonment on FGM

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FGM is a harmful practice that has no health benefits for girls and women; instead, it is a violation of their human rights that causes short and long-term consequences, including Severe bleeding, cysts, and problems passing urine and menses Death of the victim through bleeding, infection or complications of childbirth with increased risk of newborn death and fistula. Often affects the victim’s mental health long into her adult life including signs of psychological trauma: anxiety, somatization, depression, post-traumatic stress, and other mood disorders.

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COVID 19 CALL LINE 2020 REPORT

Situation Report

UNFPA COVID 19 CALL LINE 2020 REPORT

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing social and economic aftereffects caused havoc on health systems and the everyday lives of individuals. Governments, health systems, and social safety networks previously under strain could not cope with the new realities and already existing gaps in the sexual and reproductive health of young people were further enlarged. Resources pulled from other health and social services to support the response to the pandemic further increased the negative impact of COVID-19 on young people. Global predictions and reports confirmed the need for increased focus on young people’s mental, sexual, and reproductive health needs. The rise in gender-based violence during lock-downs and close shutdowns further affected the exposure of young people to challenges without recourse to adequate support.

 

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National Behaviour Change Strategy for Fistula Nigeria

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Obstetric fistula (OF) is an abnormal opening between the vagina, bladder and/or rectum, often caused by prolonged obstructed labour and is marked by incontinence of urine, faeces or both (NSF 2019-2023).

It is closely and directly linked to maternal mortality and morbidity. Basically, there are two main types: (a) Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) which is a situation in which the abnormal

an opening is between the bladder and the vagina resulting in continuous leakage of urine and, (b) Recto-vaginal fistula (RVF), which is a situation when the opening is between

the rectum and the vagina resulting in leakage of faeces.

 

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UNFPA COVID 19 Call LINE Project 2020

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Providing young people with access to information and support on issues that affect them - COVID 19 pandemic

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