Category Archives: Millennium Development Goals

Persons with Disability in Syria: Challenges and Solutions

The Syrian crisis an 8-year-old hideous crisis will not fade without leaving a strong impact, from what we have seen it has increased vulnerability and the prevalence of impairment, leaving a tremendous number of war-born injuries that are considered as a problem in both health and socio-economic sectors. The staggering levels of need persist for people across Syria as it remains a major protection crisis, with civilians exposed to multiple protection risks related to ongoing hostilities; the effects of new and protracted displacement; dire conditions in sites and collective shelters hosting IDPs; and the depletion of socioeconomic resources triggering harmful coping strategies (e.g. child labor and early marriages).

FGM is one of the causes of the lack of progress on the MDGs in sub-Saharan region

Apart from FGM, being a Gender Based Violence act, it is a dangerous practice and violation of human rights for Infants, young girls and women, huge a hindrance to attaining the millennium development goals MDG 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Female genital mutilation/cutting/circumcision (FGM or FGC) are terms used to incorporate a wide range of traditional practices that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia basically for traditional and cultural reasons in mostly African and Middle East societies.