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Despite all efforts to improve the life of young girls in Afghanistan, and enact protections for Afghan women and girls, invasive virginity tests are still being ordered by officials, compounding the trauma for women who in many cases have been raped or otherwise abused.
New regulations at the US Army will allow soldiers to wear turbans, beards and hijabs in most circumstances unless the head coverings present a “specific, concrete hazard … that cannot be mitigated by reasonable measures”.
NGO Plan International is supporting community leaders in helping to eradicate female genital mutilation across Africa. In Kenya, the initiative is being supported by traditional leaders of the Ameru community who are responsible for passing on community knowledge across the generations.