Eritrea bans female genital mutilation
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Basically, as I understand it, the idea is to whack off parts of a girl's naughty bits, including (but not limited to) the clitoris. This is often done by unskilled practitioners with crude instruments. According to a 2002 survey done by the government of Eritrea, 62 percent of women in that country had been subjected to FGM before they were even a year old and less than one in a hundred had been worked on by trained health professionals.
"FGM is a deep-rooted culture and it needs a persistent continuous effort (to halt it)," said Luul Ghebreab, president of National Union of Eritrean Women. "We do not believe [this ban] will automatically eradicate circumcision, but surely it will play a role." Hopefully, the ban, which specifies both monetary penalties and imprisonment for anyone who "requests, incites or promotes female circumcision," will make a significant contribution to eradicating this practice.
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