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This Innocenti Digest examines the social dynamics of woman genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In groups the place it's practiced, FGM/C is a vital a part of ladies and womens cultural gender identification. The technique imparts a feeling of satisfaction, of coming of age and a sense of neighborhood club. in addition, now not conforming to the perform stigmatizes and isolates women and their households, leading to the lack of their social prestige. The social expectancies surrounding FGM/C symbolize a tremendous hindrance to households who may well differently desire to abandon the perform. This Innocenti Digest is a contribution to a becoming circulate to finish the perform worldwide.
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The programme helps develop key skills and promote the reflection necessary for social change. Classes promote consensus and unity through activities that bring together diverse members of the community, including men and women, youth and elders and members of all ethnic groups. A number of programmes, working at the community level, are protecting girls from FGM/C. The most successful are participatory in nature and generally guide communities to define the problems and solutions themselves. They harness positive village traditions to encourage people to speak out and engage in discussion.
Expertise juridique. Edité par le Comité Suisse pour l’UNICEF. Rahman, Anika and Nahid Toubia (2000) Female Genital Mutilation: A guide to laws and policies worldwide, Zed Books, London. Innocenti Digest 9 10 11 12 13 Comoros, Djibouti, Lesotho, Libya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda Senegal, and South Africa. Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Resolution 1247 (2001), Female genital mutilation, para. 11. Under this Resolution, the Parliamentary Assembly urges governments, inter alia: “i.
For more details see Legal Tools for the Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation, proceedings of the Afro-Arab expert consultation, Cairo, Egypt, 21-23 June 2003, Non c’è pace senza giustizia, special supplement to periodical 1/2004. Data from UNICEF (2004), “Tanzania FGM/C country sheet”, Creating an enabling environment for change 33 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 based on Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey 1996. 2005. Together with UNICEF, the IPU has also developed a child protection handbook for parliamentarians which includes basic information on FGM/C, the major international standards on the subject, and the main challenges and strategies indentified by the IPU panel.
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