Posted by: Eirin | January 22, 2010

Female Genital Mutilation in Mauritania

BBC News reports that Islamic scholars have signed a ban against Female Genital Mutilation in Mauritania.

According to estimates, more than 70 percent of Mauritanian girls undergo the partial or total removal of their external genitalia for non-medical reasons.

It is believed that this move will contribute to a significant reduction of female genital mutilation. Read the full story here.

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