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Title Female genital mutilation : a guide to laws and policies worldwide / edited by Anika Rahman and Nahid Toubia.

Imprint London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  346.0134 F329FE    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Note "In association with the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) and Research, Action, and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-244) and index.
Contents pt. 1. A human rights approach -- 1. Background and history -- 2. International human rights law : a framework for social justice -- 3. Duties of governments under human rights law -- 3. Recommendations for governments -- 5. Legal and policy strategies for NGOs with a brief review of existing approaches -- pt. 2. Reference -- National-level legal measures.
Summary "This is the most extensive report currently available on the use of law and policy to address the practice of female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM). In encouraging a pro-active governmental response to the practice, the book places it firmly in a human rights and legal framework. The result of a major research report in 41 countries, both North and South, it covers not only the prevalence of FC/FGM but the various laws and other measures in place to prevent it." "The book describes FC/FGM, its history, its consequences for health and the movement now working to combat it. It then reports on each country - its prevalence and governmental measures for its eradication." "Finding a solution to this problem is the second aim of this book. The authors suggest an answer through the actual implementation of human rights treaties. They look at how FC/FGM violates these rights for women: specifically freedom from gender discrimination and violence, the right to health and the rights of children." "The last section of the book makes recommendations for action by governments, the international community, and non-governmental organizations."--Jacket.
Processing Action Self-Renewing 2017 UoY
Subject Female genital mutilation -- Law and legislation -- Criminal provisions.
Women's rights.
Female genital mutilation.
Circumcision, Female. (DNLM)D019093
Jurisprudence. (DNLM)D007603
Women's Rights. (DNLM)D014933
Violence sexuelle.
Droits de la femme.
Female circumcision. (OCoLC)fst00922599
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
Beschneidung Frau (DE-588)7648122-0
Internationaler Vergleich (DE-588)4120509-1
Strafe (DE-588)4057785-5
Verst├╝mmelung (DE-588)4188048-1
Weibliches Geschlechtsorgan (DE-588)4129530-4
Recht (DE-588)4048737-4
Politik (DE-588)4046514-7
Beschneidung Mann (DE-588)4144874-1
Added Author Rahman, Anika.
Toubia, Nahid.
Center for Reproductive Law & Policy.
RAINBO (Organization)
Other Form: Online version: Female genital mutilation. London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000 (OCoLC)606376832
Online version: Female genital mutilation. London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000 (OCoLC)608484584
ISBN 1856497720 (hard)
9781856497725 (hard)
1856497739 (pbk.)
9781856497732 (pbk.)
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