Uganda bans female circumcision

The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill banning female genital mutilation, a traditional rite that has sparked an international outcry and is practiced in some African and Asian communities: the practice, which involves cutting off a girl’s clitoris, is also called female circumcision, and in some communities in Eastern Uganda is practiced in girls up to age 15.

via:[http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/12/12/uganda.genital.mutilation/index.html]

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