UN advisor declared female genital mutilation is nothing more than “gender-egalitarian surgery”

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. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.

Key Takeaways:

  • Most people agree that female genital mutilation is an abhorrent and disturbing practice.
  • It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women.
  • Almost 95 percent of the women in Somalia can expect to be subjected to the devastating procedure, and in general, bear the brunt of the country’s hardships.

“Almost 95 percent of the women in Somalia can expect to be subjected to the devastating procedure, and in general, bear the brunt of the country’s hardships.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-05-15-un-advisor-declared-female-genital-mutilation-is-nothing-more-than-gender-egalitarian-surgery.html

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