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Clinton: No Justification for Female Genital Mutilation

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says culture, religion, and tradition are not excuses for female genital mutilation. Clinton Thursday hosted the first-ever State Department event marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. She said many cultural traditions no longer exist because they are no longer acceptable. She says female circumcision […]

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Rights Groups Urge Indonesia to Revoke Female Circumcision Rule

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Rights groups, including Amnesty International, have urged Indonesia to immediately repeal a newly issued regulation permitting female circumcision. Amnesty International issued a joint statement with Indonesian civil society organizations Thursday, saying the new regulation legitimized the practice of female genital mutilation. The statement called the regulation a backward step for women’s rights protection in Indonesia […]

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