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Addressing Gender-specific Violations in Afghanistan

February, 2009
Fatima Ayub, Sari Kouvo and Yasmin Sooka / International Center for Transitional Justice

Addressing Gender-specific Violations in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Program
International Center for Transitional Justice

I. Introduction

Ending Female Genital Mutilation - A Strategy for the European Union Institutions

Amnesty International

Ending Female Genital Mutilation - A Strategy for the European Union Institutions

Three million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation worldwide each year. That's 8000 girls per day.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and children that can amount to torture.

The practice violates: