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Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective


Burrage, Hilary


New York, NY: Ashgate Publishing

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

October 2015, 360 pages

Description of Resource

This handbook details the present situation with regard to female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, referring also to other Western nations where FGM occurs. It scrutinizes current pathways to eradicating this dangerous, sometimes lethal, form of child abuse and gender-related violence. The cultural and belief systems giving rise to FGM are complex. Further, FGM is an intensely intimate matter often imposed on young and vulnerable children. Approaches to its eradication therefore demand considerable human insight and a competent grasp of inter-/cross-agency working.  (Description from Source)




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