Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Measures to fight harmful traditional practices 15/15



111. In the broader context of the protection of women’s rights, Australia reported on national action against female genital mutilation (FGM), through multi-sector efforts and collaboration. At the international level, Australia was supporting a number of resolutions and agreements that encouraged coordinated action on FGM and support for the women, girls and communities affected. A recent review of FGM laws found that Australia had a comprehensive legal framework in place to criminalize FGM.  

112. Belgium reported on its holistic approach to the problem of FGM, with particular attention to the prevention and comprehensive care for victims. Several civil society organizations working in the field contributed to the elimination of FGM by preventive measures, awareness-raising, training and facilitation among targeted communities in Belgium. Several publications were developed on various aspects of FGM, a brochure on professional secrecy and a guide for the professions concerned

https://www.unodc.org/documents/justice-and-prison-reform/UNODC.CCPCJ.EG.8.2014.2-English.pdf

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