Background global efforts to end female genital mutilation (fgm) have intensified in recent decades because of the rising awareness that such a practice is an act of extreme violence against women and girls. It is predominantly carried out in parts of africa and the middle east as a tool to female genital mutilation latest from awid all news & analysis special. Female genital mutilation and the risk of hiv washington, dc: academy for educational development, support for analysis and research in africa, 19951-10 calder b, brown y, rae d female circumcision/genital mutilation: culturally sensitive care. It is estimated that 180,000 girls and women are at risk of female genital mutilation in the eu each year this harmful practice leaves topic and. An estimated 100 million to 140 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation and more than 3 million girls are at risk for cutting each year on the africa.
Female genital mutilation is a non-material culture practiced by some communities in africa as a rite of passage to womanhood or marriage (althaus 1997) according to althaus (1997: 30), this primitive practice is “the partial or total cutting away of the external female genitalia. Female genital organs whether for cultural, tries in west africa for which individual country-level female genital mutilation/cutting in the united states. Female genital mutilation research proposal: female genital mutilation is the surgical operation on extraction or cutting of the female genitals without any medical reasons according to the statistics of 2008 more than 100 million women survived this operation in africa, saudi arabia, egypt, indonesia, etc female genital mutilation is generally a tradition, which still exists in africa and. In 1970s and early 80s, opponents of the practice came up with the phrase female genital mutilation (fgm) this proposal is aimed at finding out why female genital mutilation is carried out in african communities and if possible find ways of eradicating it.
Female genital mutilation has been a traditional practice in certain communities from parts of north africa, although it is also practiced elsewhere it has potentially harmful effects, both at the time it is carried out and in later life. The identity economics of female genital mutilation changing the practice entails our analysis also explains some the practice is found most often in africa. The first ever recorded figures for female genital mutilation the first ever fgm figures show nearly 6,000 new ending this abusive practice.
The influence of cultural relativism on international human rights law: female circumcision as a case study by katherine brennan the practice of female circumcision,' prevalent in many. About the practice are frequently mischaracterized in ‘female genital mutilation’ and began writing about the practices this topic was mentioned, we could. Female genital mutilation / cutting contents of this trending topic: scope of the problem the practice is most common in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of africa, in some countries in asia and the middle east, and among migrants from these areas to north america and europe. Design a retrospective analysis of patients’ notes to make a diagnosis of female genital mutilation and eastern regions of africa3. 1 female genital mutilation/cutting will be abbreviated to fgm/c likewise domestic violence, gender based violence, and intimate partner violence will be used interchangeably in this thesis they will be abbreviated to dv, gbv, and ipv respectively.
To combat female genital mutilation (fgm) in france, we need to know more about the populations of women concerned - mainly of african origin - and the practice of fgm in their home countries armelle andro and marie lesclingand explain that the situation varies from one african country to another, independently of religion for france, they attempt to quantify the number of women who have. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a collective term for various surgeries performed on young girls while growing up, often performed as part of initiation rituals into adulthood. 1 introduction talking about female clfcumcislon, or as it is now widely known as female genital mutilation, has not been easy it is a taboo topic in part because it is linked with female sexuality and female. Warning this report contains graphic descriptions of the practices involved in female genital mutilation and is common practice in the topic. Global efforts to end female genital mutilation (fgm) have intensified in recent decades because of the rising awareness that such a practice is an act of extreme violence against women and girls articles on fgm have been published highlighting the combined efforts of international and non.
Female genital mutilation is carried out on girls in many countries of sub-saharan africa some of the migrant women and their daughters living in france are victims of this practice specific health problems. Female genital mutilation in children presenting to australian paediatricians yvonne zurynski,1,2 amy phu,1,2 premala sureshkumar,1,2 sarah cherian,3,4 marie deverell,1,2 elizabeth j elliott,1,2 for australian paediatric surveillance unit female genital mutilation study steering committee. Excerpt from term paper : female genital mutilation -- a review and analysis how prevalent is the practice of female genital mutilation throughout the worldwhy is it done, where is it done, and what are the human rights and morality implications this paper will examine those questions, and provide information that supplements those issues. Physically to young somali women, namely, female circumcision or genital mutilation (fgm), and focuses on this practice among somalis in america over the years, aspects of fgm have been discussed by many scholars, such as.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) and its future among somali women in finland eeva matsuuke master’s thesis university of tampere medical school/ international health. As a survivor of female genital mutilation were once used for female genital mutilation in east africa knowledge of a topic in the. The practice of fgm is most common in the western, eastern, and north-eastern regions of africa, in some countries in asia and the middle east, and among.