The genital mutilation of female children is much more common in Australia and by Australians overseas than authorities can detect, according to New-South Wales (Australia) community services minister Pru Goward.

The genital mutilation of female children is much more common in Australia and by Australians overseas than authorities can detect, according to New-South Wales (Australia) community services minister Pru Goward. “It’s so easy to hide within a community that condones it, within a household that condones it,” Goward said. She has called on Australian authorities to do more to tackle the practice. Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/02/female-genital-mutilation-more-common-than-thought-in-australia

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