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Let's talk about Vaginas ... Female Genital Mutilation: The failure of International obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition

Gerry, Felicity (2014). Let's talk about Vaginas ... Female Genital Mutilation: The failure of International obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition. Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity,2(1):78-108.

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Title Let's talk about Vaginas ... Female Genital Mutilation: The failure of International obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition
Author Gerry, Felicity
Journal Name Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
ISSN 2203-3114   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 78
End Page 108
Total Pages 31
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Griffith University ePress
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Female Genital Mutilation (‘FGM’) is not related to any specific colour or religion, but to a patriarchal system. This article explores its history and culture, and explains that tackling the practice of FGM has been affected by estimated data and the failure to implement decades of international obligations. The threat or use of criminal prosecution, together with non-legal community engagement, works more swiftly to protect women and girls from FGM. Combined with modern media, such an approach gives women in every community a voice. The recognition, debate, and enforcement of these simple truths can speed the process of compliance with international obligations across the world, and can eradicate FGM.
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