UNFPA, report, 19 rites, women and girls, FGM, child marriages, infanticide, widowhood practicesWe must tackle the root causes, especially gender-biased norms.

Urgent and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) has said, in its latest major report on the state of the world’s population.

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