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Female genital cutting (FGC) is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
In 1997, the Canadian government tabled Bill C-27 to amend the Criminal Code so as to include express reference to female genital cutting as a form of aggravated assault.
At Intact America, we have focused our efforts on male circumcision, because we had felt there was consensus in law and common sense that female genital cutting was unacceptable in this country," said Chapin.
The proportion of women reporting that they had received information from any source about female genital cutting rose among all groups between baseline and end-line, though the increase was greater among residents of intervention villages than among those of the comparison area; 87% of program participants and one-quarter of non-participants in the same villages identified Tostan as their main source for this information.
The association between female genital cutting and correlates of sexual and gynaecological morbidity in Edo State, Nigeria.
Agency for International Development and the Department of Health and Human Services, now refer to this procedure as female genital cutting.
Female genital cutting (FGC), also known as female circumcision and female genital mutilation, has been the topic of much research and attention in the past ten years.
This effectively downgraded its 1998 recommendation to "oppose all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM)", to "oppose all forms of female genital cutting that pose risk of physical or psychological harm".
May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change the way America thinks about male circumcision, today blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics' call to legalize a form of female genital cutting, a practice outlawed in this country as a type of genital mutilation linked to oppression of girls and women.
February 7, 2009 (KHARTOUM) a" Right activists slammed a decision by the Sudanese cabinet to drop an article banning the practice of female genital cutting in the country.
Transcultural bodies; female genital cutting in global context.
Female genital cutting, a practice seen in parts of Africa and Asia, is becoming more relevant to health providers here in the United States.
5) I find the use of the phrase "women who have been cut", used by those who favour the term female genital cutting, particularly unpleasant, and although "women who have been mutilated" would be even worse, at least no one uses it.
February 7, 2009 (KHARTOUM) -- Right activists slammed a decision by the Sudanese cabinet to drop an article banning the practice of female genital cutting in the country.
She introduces readers to gendered approaches in general, then describes how migrant labor has become feminized, how roles shift in the process of sending money "home," how trafficking in human beings and immigration systems really work, how nations in disruption are handling the issue of rape in war, and why female genital cutting has become a major issue to migration and immigration.