"... was cosponsored by two thirds of the General Assembly, including the entire African Group, and was adopted by consensus by all UN members. The resolution, which was hailed by the , reflects universal agreement that female genital mutilation constitutes a violation of human rights, which all countries of the world should address through 'all necessary measures, including enacting and enforcing legislation to prohibit FGM and to protect women and girls from this form of violence, and to end impunity'." 10
In this article it is written that according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) a doctor at the Whittington Hospital will be prosecuted for the alleged offence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Despite how far they have come, feminist today find themselves combating the violation of women’s rights regarding the cultural tradition of female circumcision, which some feel is more appropriately referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM) (Johnsdotter and Enséb 30)....
According to Wold Health Organization (WHO), female genital mutilation is the practice of injuring or cutting partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons (2008).
Introduction Female genital mutilation (FGM), female cutting and circumcision are all synonyms for procedures involving partial or total removal of the external genitalia and other injury to the genital organs for non-medical reasons.(WHO 2008) It is widely practiced in 29 countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Female Genital Mutilation as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons....
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According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), Female Genital Mutilation is the act of removing the external parts of the female genitalia, partially or totally for non-medical reasons (WHO) whereas the practitioners see it as the cutting of “extra skin tags” of the female’s reproductive organ.
4 Types of Female Genital Mutilation
Type of FGM Description
Sunna Circumcision The first and mildest type of FGM.
Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the United States has declared Female Genital Mutilation grounds for seeking asylum and is a punishable offense (1).
And awareness can be a starting point in bringing this inhumane practice to an end.
Female Genital Mutilation In Africa, The Middle East & Far East.
Through my studies on Female Genital Mutilation, I had hoped to find a valid explanation for this procedure that is so frequently being done to women and female children. Instead, I found something deep within myself that wishes this mut...
I bit her with all my might." These words reflect Banassiri Sylla’s account of her experience undergoing female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), at the young age of eight in the Ivory Coast.