Female Genital Mutilation Outlawed in Sudan


Rights groups have praised the burning in Sedona female genital mutilation anyone who performs the operation faces a three year jail term and a fine but if GM is widely practiced in many African countries as well as parts of Asia and the Arab world Africa editor is Mary Hoffa an estimated ninety percent of Sudanese women interior FGM usually in its harshest form which involves the removal of most of the external genitalia with the wound certain almost completely closed some say changing the law will not attend the practice has it so deeply ingrained in the country's culture some Sudanese states have tried to restrict or ban the practice in the past with little success the new government which has five female ministers has already repealed author Lewis related to women which dictated how they could dress where they could study and who they could mix within

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