female genital mutilation


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female genital mutilation

n.
Any of several procedures in which the genitals of a girl or young woman are intentionally altered, as by the partial or complete removal of the clitoris or labia or by infibulation, for nonmedical reasons. It is practiced in certain societies worldwide and is illegal in many countries. Also called female genital cutting.
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We are not complacent and acknowledge that forced marriages, honour based violence and female genital mutilation are often hidden and under reported crimes.
The HMIC review, the first inspection of police in England and Wales to focus on honour-based violence, examined tactics for identifying and stopping forced marriages and female genital mutilation.
It covers all the requirements outlined in the latest statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education (July 2015), including the latest requirements relating to children missing from education, preventing radicalisation and female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation, also known as FGM, is a painful form of circumcision, illegal in this country.
The new legislation follows the introduction of female genital mutilation protection orders (FGMPOs) earlier this year, which means anyone who suspects a girl is being taken abroad for FGM can apply for a protection order.
Work with the key ministries and the courts on refining administrative regulations and support the reduction of gender-based violence by working with the communities and police to implement Ethiopian laws prohibiting early marriage and female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation has been illegal in the UK since 1985 but is considered to be a growing problem across the country.
Section 1 defines female genital mutilation using the well-known World Health Organization definition.
Female genital mutilation affects all ages and classes of women.
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, is a violation of the human rights of girls and women and if the current trends continue, about 86 million more girls worldwide will be subjected to the practice by 2030.
Health care providers now perform up to 18 percent of female genital mutilation cases and the trend is growing, according to the World Health Organization.
CAMPAIGNER, former Bond girl and supermodel Waris Dirie has been honoured for her work to help fight female genital mutilation (FGM).