Combating genital mutilation in sudan
2015 annual report of the unfpa-unicef joint programme on female genital mutilation/cutting the unfpa-unicef joint programme on female genital mutilation/cutting: accelerating change started in 2008 and has just completed the first half of its phase ii implementation period (2014–2017. Nine years ago, one community in sudan decided to follow who recommendations and abandon the practice of female genital mutilation (fgm) since then, tuti island, a community of 21 000 residents located at the juncture where the white nile and blue nile rivers merge, has been held up as a. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a term used by many human rights groups and health advocates to emphasize the physical, emotional, and psychological consequences associated with this procedure. This research web page focuses on female genital cutting (fgc), sometimes referred to as female genital mutilation or female circumcision according to the world health organization, an estimated 100 to140 million women and girls worldwide have undergone this procedure, and approximately 2 million girls are at risk of being cut every year.
Female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision is defined by the world health organization (who) as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons . Human rights council morning 16 june 2014 the human rights council this morning held a high-level panel discussion on the identification of good practices in combating female genital mutilation, hearing from navi pillay, united nations high commissioner for human rights, chantal compaore, first lady of burkina faso, and other distinguished panellists. The term female genital mutilation (fgm) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for cultural or other non-medical reasons.
Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls and a serious concern for the council of europe and amnesty international alike fgm is a threat to girls and women around the globe, including in europe – a fact that has remained unacknow. Female genital mutilation is present in south sudan, but its exact prevalence is unknown a 2015 unicef report claimed 1% of women aged 15–49 had been subjected to fgm, but as of may 2018 there were no recent data confirming this figure. Female genital mutilation (fgm)2 is the collective name given to several different traditional practices that involve the cutting of female genitals 3 the procedure is commonly performed upon girls. Female genital mutilation is spreading among minority groups in sudan despite widespread efforts to eradicate the practice, say campaigners women from communities which previously shunned fgm.
Combating female genital mutilation more than 120 million women and girls worldwide are victims of female genital mutilation (fgm) often referred to as circumcision, a tragic misnomer, fgm is practiced in 28 different african countries, southern parts of the arabian peninsula, the persian gulf, among muslim populations in malaysia and indonesia and increasingly among immigrant groups in. Sudan (north) eritrea ethiopia djibouti somalia uganda kenya united republic of tanzania the norwegian government’s international action plan for combating female genital mutilation is based on the promotion and protection of the human rights of girls and. Political agenda in 2008 as an important tool to combat the practice despite the -mobilization from religious conservatives blocked a recent attempt to criminalize fgm in sudan’s national child act criminalizing female genital mutilation in sudan: a never ending story 1 criminaliing emale enital mutilation in sudan: never ending. Background: female genital mutilation (fgm) or female circumcision is the removal of variable amounts of tissue from the female external genitalia it is practised all over the world on very young girls this study was conducted in sudan where fgm is a criminal offence and not a religious dictate.
Combating genital mutilation in sudan
Combating genital mutilation in sudan in the country of sudan, in northern africa, there is a procedure that is tradition and is performed on most women called female genital mutilation, or fgm, which used to be known as female circumcision. The national orientation agency (noa) and united nations children’s fund (unicef) have advised mothers in ekiti state to stop the long practice of female genital mutilation (fgm), describing the. Unicef currently works in 22 countries on the elimination of female genital mutilation/cutting, or fgm/c in eastern sudan, the tradition of female genital cutting is gradually becoming a thing of the past, as women – and their families – recognize the dangers it poses to children and mothers alike. Responding to female genital mutilation a guide for key professionals this project is co-funded 24 march 2009 on combating female genital mutilation eige report on fgm in the european union and croatia, 2013) sudan tanzania togo uganda and due to migration: worldwide esponds to.
Female genital mutilation is a serious violation of women’s and children’s rights 200 million women and girls in the world have been subjected to genital mutilation, including women and girls who are nationals of or. This report was prepared by nafisa mohamed a bedri, volunteerism and to mobilize local communities to combat female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) in sudan the omdurman, sudan the project aims to combat fgm/c by drawing on volunteerism and local community action.
El gezira state’s council for child welfare organized the first advocacy seminar on combating female genital mutilation/ cutting (fgm/c) in partnership with sudan family planning association (sfpa) and the norwegian international development agency, on sunday, 14 october 2018 in the legislative council’s hall in wad medani locality. Today, 6 february, 2014, is the international day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation this awareness day was proposed by the inter-african committee (iac) and adopted by the international community. Female genital mutilation was criminalized in the us more than 20 years ago, but the first major criminal prosecution related to the procedure is only unfolding now dr jumana nagarwala will. Female genital mutilation: how are african women fighting for its eradication every year, millions of girls and women across the world are subjected to female genital mutilation (fgm) supported by ancient traditions, the cut is a mark of the social control over women’s bodies and behaviour.