January 18, 2011

Female Genital Mutilation Banned by Islamic Leaders in Mauritania

This week, 34 well-regarded Mauritanian religious and national leaders signed a fatwa, or Islamic law, banning female genital […]
January 22, 2010

West African genital cutters face fatwa, jail

In many parts of West Africa, female genital mutilation has been presented as a religious obligation for Muslim […]




Grade: C

Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000

Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening

Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense

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