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Let's talk about vaginas...Female Genital Mutilation, the failure of international obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition

Gerry, Felicity 2014, Let's talk about vaginas...Female Genital Mutilation, the failure of international obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition, Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity, vol. 2, no. 1, Women & Violence - 2014 Special Issue, pp. 78-108.

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Title Let's talk about vaginas...Female Genital Mutilation, the failure of international obligations and how to end an abusive cultural tradition
Author(s) Gerry, FelicityORCID iD for Gerry, Felicity orcid.org/0000-0003-0431-9492
Journal name Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Season Women & Violence - 2014 Special Issue
Start page 78
End page 108
Total pages 31
Publisher Griffith University ePress
Place of publication Nathan, Qld.
Publication date 2014-05-01
ISSN 2203-3114
Summary Female Genital Mutilation (‘FGM’) is not related to any specific colour or religion, but to a patriarchal system. This article explores its history and culture, and explains that tackling the practice of FGM has been affected by estimated data and the failure to implement decades of international obligations. The threat or use of criminal prosecution, together with non-legal community engagement, works more swiftly to protect women and girls from FGM. Combined with modern media, such an approach gives women in every community a voice. The recognition, debate, and enforcement of these simple truths can speed the process of compliance with international obligations across the world, and can eradicate FGM
Language eng
Field of Research 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30108335

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