Anatomy of female genital mutilation

The world could put a stop to female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation, international leaders and campaigners say. (This report contains graphic descriptions of the practices involved). So what is FGM, and why is it still being carried out on millions of women and girls around the world? https://www.bbc.com/news/health-27188190…

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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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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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