Dublin MEPs give their backing to anti-FGM campaign

Irish candidates for this summer’s European elections are backing a campaign to end female genital mutilation in Europe, launched to mark International Women’s Day today.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
7th March, 2009

Irish candidates for this summer’s European elections are backing a campaign to end female genital mutilation in Europe, launched to mark International Women’s Day today.

Amnesty International’s campaign calls for the adoption of a definitive strategy to end the practice and to provide protection to women and girls who flee their countries for fear of being mutilated.

FGM is practised in 28 African countries and in some parts of...

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