A girl is cut every 10 seconds

“It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year.

World Health Organisation

To put that into some perspective, 3 million girls a year equate to one girl being subjected to FGM every ten seconds.

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Here are the figures in black and white…
  • 3,000,000 in a Year divided by 365 days = 8,219 Girls in 24 hrs
  • Divided by 24 hours = 342 Girls per hour (60 minutes)
  • Divided by 60 minutes = 5.7 Girls per minute (60 seconds)
  • 60 seconds divided by 5.7=10.52

So that’s one girl every 10 seconds