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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Female genital mutilation includes all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external genitalia for non-medical reasons.
Victims experience g art from rmal "It is seen as a normal thing to do in society and if families refuse for their daughter to undergo female genital mutilation they will have to face the consequences of being ostracised from society.
A renowned scholar, Sheikh Abdul-Hafeez Ariremako, made the clarification in Ibadan, Oyo State, at a programme organised by the Group of Muslim Professionals in commemoration of WHO's International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
The office of the police and crime commissioner (OPCC) for Staffordshire is seeking a suitably qualified provider/providers to deliver Female genital mutilation support services across the City of Stoke-on-Trent and the County of Staffordshire.
Around the world, momentum to eliminate female genital mutilation is building.
According to him, female genital mutilation is a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls, World News reported.
This debate follows the recent filing by a medical doctor of a petition at the High Court in Machakos, seeking to have female genital mutilation decriminalised.
com/violence-against-women-female-genital-mutilation-statistics-fgm-international-2487083) Violence Against Women: Female Genital Mutilation Statistics For FGM International Awareness Day
Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls' health and rights threaten the world's ambitious development agenda, warns UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
They suspect she carried out the sickening ritual of female genital mutilation on the two-year-old in Dublin last week.
Egyptian Mothers Take On Female Genital Mutilation, Pinning Hopes on Younger Generations Mothers are leading the fight against Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt, pinning their hopes on younger and future generations.