More States Make Headway to Criminalize and Thereby Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation in U.S.

posted by Christopher W. Holton EndFGMToday: State Laws Are Even More Crucial Now After the Federal Ban Was Ruled Unconstitutional WASHINGTON, D.C.—A bill to criminalize the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation in South Carolina is one step closer to becoming a much-needed law.  The national EndFGMToday campaign reports that the bill…

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Nearly 280,000 Have Signed a Petition to Outlaw Female Genital Mutilation in Massachusetts

For Many Months, #EndFGMToday Has Been Calling on Massachusetts to Criminalize Cruel and Barbaric Practice of FGM WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-two states do not have legal protections in place for women and girls who are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM). Among them is Massachusetts, and now, residents are taking action to make…

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Countries That Persecute Christians Also Mutilate Girls

#EndFGMToday Points to Nations on Open Doors’ World Watch List That Inflict This Cruel and Barbaric Practice on Their Little Girls WASHINGTON, D.C.—Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List has made international headlines for the annual ranking of 50 countries around the world with the most extreme levels of Christian persecution. …

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Countries Listed for Most Extreme Christian Persecution Also Have High Prevalence of FGM

#EndFGMToday Points to Nations on Open Doors’ World Watch List That Inflict This Cruel and Barbaric Practice on Their Little Girls WASHINGTON, D.C.—Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List has made international headlines for the annual ranking of 50 countries around the world with the most extreme levels of Christian persecution. …

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America’s new problem with female genital mutilation

posted by Christopher Holton In November, a district judge in Michigan ruled that the federal FGM law was unconstitutional. As a result, Elizabeth Yore of End FGM Today pointed out that the 23 states without laws against the procedure will become safe harbors for mutilators. “Make no mistake, people who are engaging in FGM…

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27 States Must Strengthen Their Female Genital Mutilation Laws in 2019

Criminalizing FGM Is an Important First Step, But Laws Must Be Tougher Now Without Federal Protections for Women and Girls WASHINGTON, D.C.—Twenty-seven states across the nation have instituted their own laws that criminalize the barbaric procedure of female genital mutilation (FGM), which is performed on girls as young as 7 years…

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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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The ‘Unconstitutional’ Federal Law to Protect Girls from Female Genital Mutilation Can Be Fixed

Judge’s Recent Ruling Leaves Women and Girls in 23 States at Grave Risk, But the Senate Can Act on the House’s SAFE Act  WASHINGTON, D.C.—Advocates for the more than a half million girls and woman in the U.S. who are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) were saddened but…

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It’s Now Up to States to Protect Girls from FGM

EndFGMToday: Judge Rules That Federal Female Genital Mutilation Law Is Unconstitutional and Dismisses Charges Against FGM Doctor; Now Even More Girls Will Be at Risk, Says Attorney Elizabeth Yore WASHINGTON, D.C.—District Judge Bernard Freidman last week declared the federal female genital mutilation law unconstitutional, and in the process dismissed key…

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