Special report: Female genital mutilation – unreported, ignored and unpunished – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2013 in female genital mutilation, news, prosecutions by sally

“The failure to punish anyone for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) in almost a decade since Labour introduced a new law designed to stamp out the practice is forcing prosecutors to seek alternative methods to tackle the problem. The Government was facing growing criticism from campaigners after an Independent on Sunday investigation into the horrifying practice known as ‘cutting’, in which the genitals of women and girls are severed by unqualified people in the belief it will preserve the girl’s virginity.”

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The Independent, 6th January 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk