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Which African country was the first to ban female genital mutilation?

  • Senegal (33% people answered this)
  • Nigeria (31% people answered this)
  • Cameroon (13% people answered this)
  • Ghana (21% people answered this)

66 people answered.


Correct answer is: Ghana

Through the efforts of Global Fund for Women grantees, Ghana became the first African country to ban female genital mutilation in 1994. Source: The Global Fund for Women 25th anniversary timeline http://bit.ly/25yrsofgfw


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According to Trust Law, female genital mutilation (FGM) is banned in 20 of the 28 African countries where the practice is prevalent. Which of those 20 was the first to ban FGM?

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