This monday marks the 14th international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation unicef has called to end fgm by 2030, adding it would focus efforts on 15 african countries. Female genital mutilation or female genital cutting is a violation of girls' and women's human rights we must work together to end fgm in africa and the middle. Somalia's attorney general ahmed ali dahir announced on wednesday the country's first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (fgm) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser.
Female genital mutilation/cutting unicef and to unicef country and regional offices in eastern and southern africa, early and forced marriage and female. Female genital mutilation also known as female circumcision is the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other harm caused to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons fgm began in africa many years ago and still has effect on many women today. Author: barbara kitui llm (human rights & democartisation in africa) student, centre for human rights, university of pretoria female genital mutilation (fgm) is one of the cultural practises embedded amongst the venda community of north-east of south africa. What is female genital mutilation or fgm fgm stands for female genital mutilation, which consists of the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia in africa: benin.
Female genital cutting: current practices and beliefs in western africa female genital cutting in west africa against female genital mutilation and the role. Female genital mutilation is an african practice, common to many of the countries of africa since time immemorial-not muslim or tied to any particular religious faith, but cultural and often tribal it began to take place in this country when immigrants from somalia and sudan, as well as kenya, nigeria and sierra leone began coming to live in. Female genital mutilation, female circumcision female genital mutilation (fgm) debates about fgm in africa, religious arguments about male and female.
Wide use of islamic arguments against the practice, strong counter-mobilization criminalizing female genital mutilation in africa and the middle east egypt. Arguments against female genital mutilation in recent years, activist groups have emerged with the sole purpose of eradicating female genital mutilation, thus preventing future girls and women from undergoing the immense physical and emotional trauma of fgm. Female genital mutilation in kenya, and africa by extension, still remains one of the worst forms of violence against women what's even worse is the fact that this cruelty is being perpetrated.
Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much attention in the west, it is practiced elsewhere in the islamic world among social activists and feminists, combating female genital mutilation (fgm) is an important policy goal sometimes called female circumcision or female genital. Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practise and is a violation of human. One defense argument is that congress lacked authority to enact the female genital mutilation law under the commerce clause because the procedure has nothing to do with interstate commerce. The guardian newspaper has today launched a campaign to end female genital mutilation (fgm) arguments against cultural relativism in africa and.
Like acceptance of circumcision and female genital mutilation in egypt and among semitic peoples who lived in africa and campaigns against it have proliferated in recent years. The author examines all the possible arguments that could be raised constitutionally for not prohibiting female genital mutilation in the united states and gives persuasive counter arguments for example, the practice of female genital mutilation is justified as being a religious practice. A whole village in sierra leone comes together to speak out against female genital mutilation photo: un women/cecil nelson fgm is happening in africa, but also in the middle east, southeast. Why we should be against the medicalisation of female genital mutilation with several years of experience in africa so all their arguments against pricking.