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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Since the UK passed its first law against female genital mutilation in 1985, momentum has been building across the UK, Europe, and internationally to intensify efforts to eliminate this violation of girls' and women's health and human rights.
Female genital mutilation affects all ages and classes of women.
In what is being referred to as the medicalization of female genital mutilation, doctors, nurses and other health practitioners are secretly performing the procedures at the request of families.
Human Rights Watch said in a statement that followed the first verdict that Egypt "need[s] to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country's first trial on the crime ending in acquittals".
Female genital mutilation is also carried out in Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States among immigrants from countries where it is performed as a ritual.
It seems we pay attention only when female genital mutilation kills a girl.
He added female genital mutilation was illegal whether it was performed "inside or outside the UK".
GENEVA - Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.The UN's second most senior official in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, said, "It is a fatwa (or religious edict) from ISIS, we learnt about it this morning.
Female genital mutilation by the ancient Arabs long before Islam was conducted the reason was the protection of female shepherd herd's sheep to graze in the village [6], Studies have shown also by the doctor Shandal Many mummies have been discovered in Egypt, are circumcised.
Earlier this year, a mother of three from London was the first person in the UK to be convicted of female genital mutilation - which carries a sentence of up to 14 years in prison.
The Female Genital Mutilation (Protection and Guidance) (Scotland) Bill will also see statutory guidance issued for professionals and agencies working in this area.
In commemoration of this year's International Day for Zero tolerance on Female Genital Mutilation that comes up on February 6 annually, a non-governmental organization, Better Society Begins With Me Initiative (BSBM), powered by a serving corps member in Oyo State, Olasunkanmi Oso, has put in place a year-long enlightenment programme that will aid girls in secondary schools across Oyo State to be a voice against female genital mutilation (FGM).