Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation
FGM is a reproductive health and human rights concern that has devastating short-term and long-term impacts on the lives of women and girls. The procedure is risky and life-threatening for the girl both during the procedure and throughout thecourse of her life. FGM is considered a harmful practice and a form of violence against women.
Updated April 7, 2015.