Advocacy work pays off as UN moves toward official ban of FGM (TrustLaw)

November 26, 2012 - 16:45

11/26/2012 -- TrustLaw -- "UN takes step closer toward official ban on FGM" Advocacy work pays off as UN moves toward official ban of FGM.

A United Nations committee voted to ban female genital mutilation on Monday, a landmark move led by African countries that almost guarantees adoption of the resolution by the full global body in December.... The adoption of the draft resolution represents the culmination of years of advocacy work by No Peace Without Justice and its partners in the International NGO Coalition to Ban FGM Worldwide, which include the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC), Euronet-FGM, La Palabre, Manifesto 99 and Equality Now.