Hudson NY: Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts Female Genital Mutilation

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Irfan al Alawi about the sucess of the StopFGMKurdistan Campaign:

As reported to the Centre for Islamic Pluralism by the non-governmental organization Stop FGM in Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, on 25 November, officially admitted the wide prevalence in the territory of female genital mutilation (FGM). Recognition by the KRG of the frequency of this repellent custom among Kurds came during a conference program commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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