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Female genital mutilation : a guide to laws and policies worldwide

Author: Anika Rahman; Nahid Toubia; Center for Reproductive Law & Policy.; RAINBO (Organization)
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the most extensive report currently available on the use of law and policy to address the practice of female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM). In encouraging a pro-active governmental response to the practice, the book places it firmly in a human rights and legal framework. The result of a major research report in 41 countries, both North and South, it covers not only the prevalence of FC/FGM  Read more...
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Female genital mutilation.
London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000
(OCoLC)606376832
Online version:
Female genital mutilation.
London ; New York : Zed Books, 2000
(OCoLC)608484584
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anika Rahman; Nahid Toubia; Center for Reproductive Law & Policy.; RAINBO (Organization)
ISBN: 1856497720 9781856497725 1856497739 9781856497732
OCLC Number: 44548936
Notes: "In association with the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) and Research, Action, and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO)."
Description: xviii, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A human rights approach --
1. Background and history --
2. International human rights law : a framework for social justice --
3. Duties of governments under human rights law --
3. Recommendations for governments --
5. Legal and policy strategies for NGOs with a brief review of existing approaches --
pt. 2. Reference --
National-level legal measures.
Responsibility: edited by Anika Rahman and Nahid Toubia.
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A report on the prevalence of female circumcision and female genital mutilation. In seeking to help eliminate the practice, the work places it in a human rights and legal framework. It describes its  Read more...

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