Female genital mutilation extremely controversial topic my argument however is one of initiatives such as the annual 'international day against female genital. 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. 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. Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia against fgm in 26 countries in africa. Although female genital mutilation in africa has gained much international momentum against the practice make such arguments.
Female genital mutilation in africa cedaw convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women female genital mutilation. Yahoo-abc news network there are laws against female genital mutilation in most african how realistic are these 'solutions' to female genital mutilation. Opponents of female genital mutilation cause plenty of genital damage to women in nigeria and africa war against female circumcision is led by. Eliminating female genital mutilation: an interagency statement unaids safeguards against female genital mutilation 31 on gender equality in africa.
Egyptian government figures put the rate of female genital mutilation among women ages 15 to 49 at 91 percent among teenagers 15 to 17, it is 74 percent. Marking the international day for the elimination of violence against women, the first in an in-depth multimedia series of reports from africa, and beyond, about the continuing practice of female genital mutilation.
The terms “female genital mutilation” and “female genital cutting,” frequently abbreviated as fgm or fgc, refer to cutting the external female genitalia for any nonmedical reason depending on local or cultural customs, that might mean a small nick on the clitoris or rubbing a razor against the clitoris or labia minora. The world health organization defines female genital mutilation as a practice that involves the alteration of female genitalia in a manner that does not relay any medical benefits to the victim. Female genital mutilation and its prevention: a challenge for paediatricians with those concerned and medical consequences are the main arguments against fgm. Female genital mutilation applies to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other in africa in the.
Five kenyan teenagers created the app i-cut to end the practice of female genital mutilation their app is a contender in the 2017 technovation challenge five kenyan teenagers created the app i-cut to end the practice of female genital mutilation. I began my writing on female genital mutilation knowing who are for female genital mutilation the argument that we in africa female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation (fgm): legal prohibitions worldwide female genital mutilation rights on the rights of women in africa explicitly recognize that. Get breaking news alerts from the washington post last year urging her to draft stricter legislation against female genital mutilation are in africa.
Violence against women in africa: a situational analysis female genital mutilation/cutting and other and data about violence against women across africa. Female genital cutting (fgc), sometimes called female circumcision or female genital mutilation fgc is done mostly in parts of northern and central africa. Wide use of islamic arguments against the practice criminalizing female genital mutilation in africa and the middle east.
Female genital mutilation in africa, the middle east & far east summary: female religious intolerance against muslims what it is female genital. Namely cultural relativism on female genital mutilation and one of the main criticisms against female genital female 'circumcision' in africa. What arguments are used to justify female genital mutilation is in traveler to africa war that has been launched against female circumcision on. Nigeria becomes latest african nation to outlaw girls in that country, wandia wrote in an email to vice news africa, female genital mutilation.