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HISTORIC Cameron Pledges Aid to End Female Genital Cutting Marvi Lacar/Getty

Cameron Pledges Aid to End Female Genital Cutting

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce the “largest-ever” international investment to end female genital mutilation, London’s Sunday Times reported. M.P. Lynne Featherstone will lead the drive that aims to reduce female genital cutting by 30 percent in five years and completely eradicate it within a generation. Female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, is banned in Britain, but it’s estimated that up to 24,000 girls are at risk of being sent abroad to undergo the procedure, which is believed to make girls more marriageable in some cultures.

March 3, 2013 1:29 PM