Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate's Guide to Action

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Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination against women.

This practical guide is intended for advocates working to stop the practice of FC/FGM. Its objective is to assist advocates in their efforts to engage their governments in this struggle.

The international community has generally regarded FC/FGM as a violation of children's rights because FC/FGM is commonly performed upon girls between the ages of four and twelve, who are not in a position to give informed consent.