UN: eliminating female genital mutilation

Published on World Health Organization,  as an interagency statement: OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO, 48 pages, Authors: World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Publication date: 2008, Languages: Arabic, English, French and Portuguese, ISBN: 978 92 4 159644 2:

This Statement is a call to all States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women. It also calls on those bodies and communities to develop, strengthen, and support specific and concrete actions directed towards ending female genital mutilation … (full text, downloads and related publication).   (see also the fact sheet).

Links for FGM / MGF:

Female genital mutilation in Australia, on Daily Life.au;

Female Genital Mutilation: An International Crisis That Continues Despite Human Rights Violations, on MPN.net;

Fight against Female Genital Mutilation wins UN backing, on Amnesty International;

Female Genital Mutilation FGM as a violation of Human Rights, on No Peace Without Justice NPWJ /About / Overview: Campaigning for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, Democracy, the Rule of Law and International Justice. NPWJ is founded by Emma Bonino and born of a 1993 campaign of the Transnational Radical Party that works for the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and international justice, and undertakes its work within three main thematic programs:

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