[violence] genital mutilation

A mother tells how the type of genital mutilation practised in Somalia is full infibulation when the girls are about five to seven years old.
At least 70 newborns nationwide were admitted for hospital emergency care after botched cuttings in the first three months of 2008, according to the government.
A law passed in November 2008 prohibiting female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the state of Southern Kordofan is unique in Sudan. But for it to translate into genuine abolition, deep-seated attitudes and misinformation will have to be overcome.
"Un CD de produits audio et de programmes radio dont la diffusion vise la promotion de l’abandon des mutilations génitales féminines..."
At least 300 girls in south-western Kenya have fled from home and sought refuge in churches in a bid to escape forced female genital mutilation (FGM).
C’est une première. L’Université al-Azhar du Caire, plus haute référence religieuse du monde musulman, a lancé une fatwa contre les mutilations génitales féminines, qualifiées de «crime contre l’espèce humaine».
Les cas de fistule ne sont pas toujours signalés, selon les médecins du Burkina Faso, qui lancent actuellement un nouveau projet visant à opérer gratuitement les femmes souffrant de fistule.
"Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in all parts of Mali with a prevalence rate of 92% according to the country’s third Demographic and Health Survey of 2001."
The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (SCMC), a government body, has drawn up a national action plan to end the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Yemen.
West African immigrant activists have taken their fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) to France where as many as 50,000 immigrant women a year undergo the procedure, according to the French Institute of Demographic Studies.
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