Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

30 million girls at risk of FGM.....

So posits a UNICEF study.  A recent Op-Ed in the Guardian UK elaborates: 

Statistics show 30 million girls are at risk of FGM in the next decade, and, each year, about 14 milliongirls are forced to marry before they are ready. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN convention on the rights of the child should prevent such injustices, yet girls' basic rights to health, education and security remain unmet. As young feminists, we know that patriarchy perpetuates the idea that girls are of less value, which leads to their systematic neglect in economic, political, social, legal and educational realms.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/2014/07/30-million-girls-at-risk-of-fgm.html

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