Britain has launched an initiative dubbed a “health passport” that is designed to reduce the number of girls subjected to horrific genital mutilations while visiting family overseas.

Britain has launched an initiative dubbed a “health passport” that is designed to reduce the number of girls subjected to horrific genital mutilations while visiting family overseas.

From today, parents and girls from communities that practise female genital mutilation (FGM) will be able to carry a government statement in their passports spelling out that British residents can face up to 14 years in jail if they arrange for FGM to be carried out abroad.

Link: http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/uk-launches-health-passport-to-reduce-genital-mutilation

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