[violence] genital mutilation

Promising to fight the practice of FGM should be a winning strategy for someone hoping to be elected to parliament this Saturday in Sierra Leone -- where about 90 percent of girls and women undergo FGM, according to rights watchdog Amnesty International.
L’éradication définitive de la pratique de l’excision et de la mutilation génitale féminine en Afrique a été au menu des discussions de la communauté internationale et des Nations unies qui se sont déroulées à New York, au début du mois.
La police promet une récompense pour obtenir des informations sur les auteurs de ces mutilations génitales.
L'excision est totalement interdite par l'islam, a affirmé mardi la plus haute autorité religieuse en Egypte, cheikh Ali Gomaa.
Egypt has announced that it is imposing a complete ban on female circumcision, also known as genital mutilation.
Egypt's state-appointed Grand Mufti said on Sunday that female genital cutting was forbidden by Islam after an 11-year-old girl died while undergoing the procedure at a private medical clinic in southern Egypt.
Statement by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights.
The capital city of Sana'a will host a meeting on violence against women on Wednesday, with representatives attending from Egypt, Sudan, Djibouti and Oman.
The decision by Muslim religious leaders in northeastern Kenya to talk about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) during Friday prayers has turned into a significant campaign against the practice.
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