What is VAWG?

About VAWG and the different types of violence and abuse.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) or cutting 

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Female genital mutilation (FGM), or cutting, is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured, or changed, but where there is no medical reason for this to be done.

This is a traditional practice in some communities and is sometimes portrayed as a religious requirement although there is no basis for this.

It is also known as female circumcision, and by terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others.