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Genital mutilation: a health and human rights issue

Magarey, Kirsty; Evatt, Elizabeth


The practice of female genital cutting and mutilation is continuing to wreak havok on the health of women in countries all over the world. It is estimated that in Africa alone, 75 million women have been genitally mutilated in some manner. The Inter-African Committee on traditional practices affecting the Health of Women and Children (the lAC) is campaigning to eradicate these practices and the campaign is gathering momentum. In 1989, the report of the UN Committee on the Elimination of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Development Studies Centre/Network
Date published: 1990-10
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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