UK: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill will come into effect on 4th March 2004
Source:Women's National Commission
This new bill replaces the Female Circumcision Act 1985.
Salient points in the new bill are the change of name, which recognizes the practise as an act of mutilation and an increase in the maximum penalty applied to offenders, from 5 to 14 years imprisonment.
Submitted on Thu, 01/15/2004 - 00:00
- Violence against Women in the context of Political Transformations and Economic Crisis in the Euro-Mediterranean Region:
- Too Young to Wed
- Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo*
- Disposable Victims: Laws and Practices on Gender-related Killings of Women and Girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran
- Stoning: Legal or Practised in 16 Countries and Showing No Signs of Abating