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UN committee calls for ban on female circumcision

Published: 11.27.12, 07:21 / Israel News

Campaigners against female circumcision scored a major victory Monday with the approval by a key UN committee of a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation.

 

The resolution, adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly's human rights committee, calls the practice harmful and a serious threat to the psychological, sexual and reproductive health of women and girls. (AP)

 

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