[violence] genital mutilation

The information ministry has said that anybody involved in female genital mutilation (FGM) would be punished with a fine and imprisonment.
101 communautés de Wassadou décident d’abandonner ces pratiques.
Senegal makes progress against female genital excision, but the practice, also called mutilation, is still common in Africa and parts of Asia.
A 2006 government survey found that 96 percent of Egyptian women who've been married have undergone some sort of genital mutilation and that nearly 70 percent of schoolgirls expected to be cut by the time they turn 18.
Grâce à l’Ong Tostan en partenariat avec l’Unicef, 101 communautés ont décidé d’abandonner les pratiques de l’excision et des mariages précoces dans la Communauté rurale de Wassadou, sous-Préfecture de Pakour (département de Vélingara).
In early December, about 150 communities in Guinea collectively abandoned the practice of female genital cutting - a landmark declaration in a country where more than 97 percent of women undergo the ritual.
Muslim scholars from around the world have called for female genital mutilation to be banned and those who carry it out to face punishment.
A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for the genital mutilation of his two-year-old daughter, in what is said to be first such case in the US.
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