Obama is building this. When are people going to wake the fuck up?
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:19 GMT
Source: trustlaw // Lisa Anderson
The shadow of a woman is seen before a show during New York Fashion Week February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
By Lisa Anderson
NEW YORK (TrustLaw) – The ancient, brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), once considered primarily a problem of the developing world, is a growing threat to girls and women in the United States, according to a new report.
The United States has longstanding laws against the practice of FGM on U.S. soil and in January, passed a federal law against sending young women outside the country for so-called “vacation cutting”. However, girls living in America increasingly are at risk of the procedure both at home and abroad, according to research by Sanctuary for Families.
The New York City-based non-profit organisation, which specialises in gender-based violence, said up to 200,000 girls and women in the United States are at risk of FGM and that the number is growing. Read more…
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