Female gential mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as violating the human rights of girls and women. In southern Thailand, the practice has gone on under the radar of national health authorities for decades.
The UN's health body has released guidelines to physically and mentally treat those living with female genital mutilation. Nearly 200 million women and girls have been subjected to the dangerous practice.
High rates of female genital mutilation set Iraqi Kurdistan apart from the rest of the country. More than the men, it is the women who keep the cruel tradition alive. Florian Neuhof reports from the Iraqi countryside.
More than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have been subject to female genital mutilation (FGM), according to the UN children's agency. The UN is working to eliminate the practice.
A new law in England and Wales has required teachers and doctors to report cases of female genital mutilation, or risk being fired. Some have criticized the law, saying it could deter girls from seeking medical help.
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