The practice is mostly carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play other central roles in communities, such as attending childbirths. In many settings, health care providers perform FGM due to the erroneous belief that the procedure is safer when medicalized 1. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures. FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women.
Dear govt, take cognisance of female genital mutilation in India
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An estimated 66, girls have been illegally mutilated in the UK, but no one has yet been prosecuted for this practice. It wasn't just mine and my sister's screams, there were so many other girls there - all being cut. I've never heard screams like that again and I don't think I ever will. Aissa and her sister were then forced to endure a depraved ritual, scarring them for perpetuity: female genital mutilation. I ask Aissa, now 29 and living and working as a midwife in London, what she can remember of that day when she and her little sister arrived at the place they were taken to by their step mother.
Raped, trafficked, jailed, mutilated, reformed...
Since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi secured a second term in a largely unfree and unfair presidential election in March, his security forces have escalated a campaign of intimidation, violence, and arrests against political opponents, civil society activists, and many others who have simply voiced mild criticism of the government. The government continued to silence critics through arrests and unfair prosecutions of journalists and bloggers, and the parliament issued severely restrictive laws that further curtail freedom of speech and access to information. The intensified crackdown also includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT activists, artists, and alleged or self-described atheists. In addition to using the exceptional State Security Courts, for which court decisions cannot be appealed, authorities continue to prosecute thousands of civilians before military courts.
As responsible and caring adults it is our duty to protect ALL our children. As you know FGM is a barbaric and sadistic practice usually carried out with no anaesthetic. Why do we regularly prosecute people for treating animals cruelly - and yet to this day not one single person has been prosecuted in the UK for cutting off the genitals of young girls?! This is a completely horrific reality which we cannot allow to continue!