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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Female Genital Mutilation: Five Lessons U.S. Can Learn from Europe

Originally published by FGM: While the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice common in some Muslim-majority and African countries, has only recently been thrust into the American sphere, there has been debate over the practice in the UK for decades. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman ruled Tuesday that…

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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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