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Compendium of international and national legal frameworks on female genital mutilation (English)

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the international community to intensify global efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It also called upon States, the United Nations system, civil society and all stakeholders to continue to observe 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C and to use the day to enhance awareness raising campaigns and to take concrete actions against female genital mutilations. FGM/C is a type of violence against women and girls which impairs their development potential and impacts the societies in which they live and work, their children, their families and ultimately their countries. FGM/C causes a large number of physical and psychological problems and complications and can even lead to death. It imposes unnecessary suffering and prolonged pain. The international community recognized that FGM/C is an important development challenge that affects millions of women and girls in the world. Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) includes a target on eliminating all harmful practices against women, such as female genital mutilation by 2030. To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C, the authors are pleased to share this Compendium of International and National Legal Frameworks on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. It describes the international and regional instruments that address FGM/C as well as the national legislations adopted to outlaw FGM/C. This is a practical online tool to empower those fighting FGM/C.

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  • Author

    Vinois,Annabelle Michele Adrien, Mwenda,Edith Ruguru, Calimoutou,Emelyne, Daverio,Francesca Chiara N. D, Micali Drossos,Isabella, Santagostino Recavarren,Isabel Micaela, Bogado,Luiza Lacerda, Goldstein-Bolocan,Maya, Reddi,Pooshpa (Sheela), Melis,Wendy Johanna

  • Document Date

    2018/02/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    123108

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2018/02/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Compendium of international and national legal frameworks on female genital mutilation

  • Keywords

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Vinois,Annabelle Michele Adrien Mwenda,Edith Ruguru Calimoutou,Emelyne Daverio,Francesca Chiara N. D Micali Drossos,Isabella Santagostino Recavarren,Isabel Micaela Bogado,Luiza Lacerda Goldstein-Bolocan,Maya Reddi,Pooshpa (Sheela) Melis,Wendy Johanna

Compendium of international and national legal frameworks on female genital mutilation (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/828661517490252879/Compendium-of-international-and-national-legal-frameworks-on-female-genital-mutilation