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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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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EndFGMToday Calls on Senate to Restore Protection Against Female Genital Mutilation

Federal Judge’s Ruling Leaves Women and Girls in 23 States at Grave Risk of Barbaric Abuse, Lifetimes of Pain and Suffering WASHINGTON, D.C.—The national EndFGMTodaycampaign deplored a ruling yesterday by District Judge Bernard Friedman of Detroit that found the federal statute prohibiting female genital mutilation (FGM) to be unconstitutional. The…

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