The Huffington Post quotes Africa Center Direct J. Peter Pham on the worldwide outpouring of support for Nigeria’s anti-FGM legislation:

Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, tweeted that the decision was a “victory for gender equality”, while J. Peter Pham, the Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, has been reported as saying the passing of the Act sent a “powerful signal” not only within Nigeria, but across Africa.

Mr Pham said the impact of Nigeria’s decision on the continent could not be overestimated.

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