Ulla Mueller, the UNFPA representative in Nigeria, has called for an end to female genital mutilation (FGM), claiming that the practice violates the human rights of young girls.
Mueller stated that the conduct had been practiced in numerous localities, particularly in the South-East, South-South, and South-West, in Abuja on Sunday.
FGM is the term used to describe all non-medical operations that include the partial or complete removal of the female external genitalia or other harm to the female genital organs.
The practice, according to its detractors, is rooted in ignorance and presents cultures incorrectly.
The practice, which Mueller called the height of gender discrimination, might prevent women from living their lives to the maximum extent.
FGM, according to her, “can affect the vision and dreams for a greater future; it violates girls’ and women’s human rights to choice.”
Around 200 million women and children are thought to have suffered some type of female genital mutilation worldwide.
Between 2015 and 2030, 68 million girls worldwide are predicted to be at danger of being mutilated, according to UNFPA.