Title

Female Genital Cutting: A human rights abuse

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwester Foyer

Department

Political Science

Session Chair

Mary Pettenger

Session Title

Political Science Research Papers

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mary Pettenger

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Last July, UNICEF released the largest report to date regarding the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC). The practice affects tens of millions of women and girls worldwide. Though the report includes promising data that the trend is declining, 30 million girls remain at risk over the next decade unless action is taken to address the human rights issue. This presentation will explain the historical significance (as well as cultural) of FGC, analyze the practice in terms of a human rights abuse, and examine the effectiveness of current local, national, and international efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.

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May 29th, 11:30 AM May 29th, 1:30 PM

Female Genital Cutting: A human rights abuse

Werner University Center (WUC) Northwester Foyer

Last July, UNICEF released the largest report to date regarding the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC). The practice affects tens of millions of women and girls worldwide. Though the report includes promising data that the trend is declining, 30 million girls remain at risk over the next decade unless action is taken to address the human rights issue. This presentation will explain the historical significance (as well as cultural) of FGC, analyze the practice in terms of a human rights abuse, and examine the effectiveness of current local, national, and international efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.