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Police obtain first FGM protection order

The Gardian

Bedfordshire police secure order to prevent girls being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation

A cutter in Africa holds a razor blade she uses to carry out female genital mutilation. Photograph: Ivan Lieman/Barcroft Media

FGM app launches in Britain as school holiday danger zone nears

Kieran Guilbert

Prisca Korein, a 62-year-old traditional surgeon, holds razor blades before carrying out female genital mutilation on teenage girls from the Sebei tribe in Bukwa district, about 357 kms (214 miles) northeast of Kampala, December 15, 2008.
Reuters/James Akena

Moscow police detain HIV activists over drug cost picket

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow have briefly detained eight activists who picketed outside the presidential administration's headquarters to protest the high cost of HIV treatments in Russia.

Andrei Skvortsov is the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition representative for Russia. He says protesters wore grim reaper costumes and carried signs with the names of the country's four top HIV drug distributors. The activists were released but will later face court hearings.

Join us for the 2015 ICFP: November 9-12 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia Global Commitments, Local Actions

ICFP 2015

This November, join thousands of scientists, policymakers, program implementers, and passionate family planning advocates from all over the world at the 2015 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

The conference—hosted by the National Population and Family Planning Board of Indonesia (BKKBN) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health—will be centered on the theme of Global Commitments, Local Actions.

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