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Efua Dorkenoo OBE

It is with great sadness that the funders of the Tackling FGM Initiative have learnt of the passing of Efua Dorkenoo, OBE, on Saturday the 18th of October.

Efua Dorkenoo was often regarded as the mother of the campaign to end FGM, a campaign she dedicated her life to after witnessing the devastating consequences of the practice during her clinical training in Ghana.

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