ABSTRACT

Alert Series: Women: Female Genital Mutilation   [open pdf - 118KB]

This document discusses female genital mutilation and its influence on refugee and asylum status. "The World Health Organization estimates that over eighty million infants, adolescents, and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation. These mutilations continue to be performed in more than thirty countries in Africa (including parts of Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan) and Asia (including parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, South Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates), as well as among immigrant communities in other countries."

Report Number:
AL/NGA/94.001
Publisher:
Date:
1994-07
Series:
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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