10 year old girl dies after female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone

posted by Christopher W Holton Renewed calls for country to end practice after girl bleeds to death following mass initiation into secret society “A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation during a mass initiation into a secret society in Sierra Leone. The girl, one of 68 involved in…

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Nearly Half of U.S. States Don’t Protect Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Perpetrators in 23 States Across America Have a Free Pass to Inflict This Unnecessary and Barbaric Procedure on Girls as Young as 7 Years Old WASHINGTON, D.C.—Now that a district judge has declared a federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) unconstitutional, perpetrators in 23 states across Americahave a free pass to inflict this…

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L.A. Times: If a federal ban on female genital mutilation is unconstitutional, all 50 states should ban the barbaric practice

Excerpts and link… Despite a worldwide campaign to stop the brutal practice of female genital cutting, it persists in communities across the globe, and especially in Africa and some Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Generally performed on girls under the age of 15, the procedure involves the removal of the…

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FGM is no longer criminalized under federal law

Originally published by the Center for Security Policy: LIZ YORE, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate, Head of End FGM Today: FGM is no longer criminalized under federal law Long-term physical and emotional impacts of FGM procedure Significance of the ‘The Safe Act’ HR3317 DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs…

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WOSI backs passage of anti FGM law in West Africa

Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI) has expressed with great disappointment that women and girls are still being subjected to inhumane and gruesome treatments in the name of traditional Practices or culture in Liberia. Speaking to reporters recently, the Executive Director of WOSI, Mariam G Deah said while organizations respect culture, yet,…

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Girls could be flown abroad to undergo FGM during Christmas

Girls in the United Kingdom may be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) abroad during the Christmas holidays, authorities have warned after more than 1,000 new cases were recorded in just three months. The National FGM Centre said parents could plan the procedures during visits to see family, or…

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