Tradition and culture, education and awareness to combat FGM

The Commonwealth Secretariat have been running twitter polls in conjunction with the health and education hub eDiscussions.

The first Poll asked about the reasons behind the practice of FGM across the Commonwealth. Responses focused on tradition and culture as the most common answer.

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The second poll, finishing yesterday, asked respondents to think about the most effective approaches to deal with FGM. Over half of respondents to this poll voted education and awareness.

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Further twitter polls will be conducted with subsequent eDiscussions as well as on other topics. If you have an idea for a poll you would like to see hosted on the hub, get in touch by emailing the hub at