Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

Updated 02-04-2021

10 states plus Washington, D.C. in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls from this child abuse. With thousands of girls at risk, we cannot waste one more day. We are calling on our supporters in the 10 states plus D.C. to demand their legislators prioritize women and girls in their state by banning this practice. Legislators tell us that hearing from their constituents matters. They want to hear from you! Find sample letter templates and your legislators below if you live in one of the states who lack laws. Take five minutes and speak up for the girls who are voiceless.

Alabama

Alabama bill HB170 was introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the Committee on Judiciary on January 18, 2022. Contact your state representative and ask that they urge the committee to schedule HB170 for a hearing and support passage this year.

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Alaska

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.


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Connecticut

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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Hawaii

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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Maine

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.


Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Maine

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Mississippi

Four anti-FGM bills have been introduced in Mississippi: HB1413, HB1550, SB2075 and SB2090. None have moved forward in their respective chambers. Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor and/or support a comprehensive anti-FGM bill this legislative session.

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Montana

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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Nebraska

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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New Mexico

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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Washington

Contact your state legislators and ask that they sponsor comprehensive anti-FGM legislation this session.

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D.C.

B24-0516 is pending in the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety. A hearing will be held on February 28, 2022. Submit written testimony in support of B24-0516 and contact your councilmember and urge them to vote “yes.”

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*Estimate is for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan statistical area. Arlington and Alexandria located in the bordering state of Virginia.
 

1 Comment

  1. constance Anais says:

    Stop FGM in all of the world, not just USA. What an inhuman and barbaric practice. It must be stopped!

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