The Effective Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in South Africa

The Effective Criminalization of Female Genital Mutilation in South Africa

By: Sophie Goodman.

Over 140 million girls and women are affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Many countries have taken steps to enact laws and regulations to curb the cultural and societal expectations to undergo FGM. South Africa effectively criminalized FGM and continues to educate society on the complications and human rights implications of FGM.

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