Understanding and addressing violence against women: Female genital mutilation

by Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Alessandra Guedes and Wendy Knerr
World Health Organization, 2012

8 pp. 392 kB:
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/77428/1/WHO_RHR_12.41_eng.pdf

Female genital mutilation1 (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, reflecting deep-rooted inequality between the sexes. Since FGM is almost always carried out on minors, it is also a violation of the rights of children. Few interventions aimed at preventing FGM have undergone high-quality and systematic evaluation; thus much more rigorous research is needed.

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