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Legislating against female circumcision social reform or placebo politics by Elise A. Sochart

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Published by Dept. of Politics, University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K .
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  • Clitoridectomy -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.,
  • Infibulation.,
  • Circumcision.

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Bibliography: p. 71-72.

Statementby Elise A. Sochart.
SeriesStrathclyde papers on politics and government -- no. 54, Strathclyde papers on government and politics -- no. 54
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. ;
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22172840M

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Anti–female genital mutilation (FGM) advocacy literature and the global discourse on circumcision and sexual satisfaction portray women who have undergone female genital cutting (FGC) as “mutilated,” “frigid,” or “unsatiable” (Shweder , ).   Ten months later, in the wake of active debate among Senegal’s parliamentarians, legal scholars, religious leaders, as well as some local anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) activists and program leaders, parliament enacted legislation that makes it a crime to carry out “female genital mutilation” or to encourage anybody else to do so. 2.   The first federal charges of female genital mutilation have been dismissed by a federal judge, whose ruling also declared the U.S. law banning the practice unconstitutional.   Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures that are involved in the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons, and is classified into four categories (1).

  Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been conducted for over years in various parts of the world. Due to the deeply entrenched cultural importance of FGM to those societies practising it, there has not only been a reluctance in many countries to legislate against it, but attempts at implementing legislation have met firm resistance. However, interpretations of 'bodily integrity' may differ depending on cultural, social and legal contexts (Ammaturo ), and legislating against cultural and religious practices has been.   Buhagiar, L.C. () `Criminalising female genital mutilation in Canada: The excision of multiculturalism', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9 (2), Cvjeticanin, V. () `Legislating against female genital mutilation: The ACT experience', Australian Family Lawyer, 12 (3), Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born ) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation ().From to , she served as a UN special ambassador against female genital cutting. In she founded her own organization in Vienna (Austria), the Desert Flower Foundation.