UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund says that roughly two-thirds of people in countries where female genital mutilation is common oppose the practice and want it stopped.
According to figures released Friday, 67 percent of girls and women as wells as 63 percent of boys and men in countries with available data oppose the practice where parts of the female genitalia are removed. The practice is common in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
UNICEF estimates that at 200 million girls and women alive today in 30 countries around the world have undergone female genital mutilation.
The United Nations has said it aims to stamp out harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage by 2030.