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The question of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) around the world

Issue in GA 2: Human Rights

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) covers any procedure that involves partial or total removal of, or other injury to, the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice is most commonly found in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. FGM has internationally been recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women because it is said to reflect an inequality between the sexes. To the ones carrying out this procedure it is seen as a Rite of Passage into womanhood and marriage and therefore a religious obligation. However, those opposed maintain that the procedure violates the rights of children and possibly affects a person’s health, security and physical integrity. 



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