female genital mutilation


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female genital mutilation

infibulation or other mutilation of the whole or any part of a girl's labia majora, labia minora or clitoris. It is a criminal offence and it is an offence for a person in the UK to facilitate the same conduct overseas. It is not a defence to plead that the operation was required as a matter of custom or ritual.
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Victims experience from "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.
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Ariremako said the global effort against female genital mutilation is in accordance with Islamic practice which prohibits mutilation of female genitals.
Yet, population trends in some of the world's poorest countries where female genital mutilation persists threaten to roll back our progress.
Guterres said "Over 200 million women and girls alive today have experienced female genital mutilation in 30 countries across three continents, adding that "Without concerted, accelerated action, a further 68 million girls could be subjected to this harmful practice by 2030.
Kenya, as a country, seems to be making progress in the fight against female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation is common in at least 30 - mainly African - countries, but is a crime in Ireland.
New recommendations are now available to help health care workers provide appropriate care to women and girls who have experienced female genital mutilation.
New World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations aim to help health workers provide better care to the more than 200 million girls and women worldwide living with female genital mutilation.
INCIDENTS of female genital mutilation in Birmingham have rocketed by nearly a third, according to new figures.
Female genital mutilation is also referred to as female circumcision.
Female genital mutilation is a global health issue that can have devastating physical, psychological, and social consequences for girls and women [1].