Female genital mutilation is a collective name for all traditional practices concerning the cutting of the female genitals. Approximately 130 million are genitally cut worldwide, more than 100 million live in Africa. Annually, 2 million girls are at risk of being circumcised. FGM is deeply rooted in culture, tradition, religion and the identity. Hence, the struggle against FGM must be a combined effort of law enforcement, targeted information- and sensibilization campaigns, education and training activities for various target groups that aim at establishing behavioural changes.
|Translated title of the contribution||Female genital mutilation.|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Verhandelingen - Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van Belgie|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|