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Up to 8,000 children at risk of female genital mutilation

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Between 3,000 and 7,900 children in Norway are at risk of genital mutilation because they come from countries or regions where this is common, according to a new report.
The report has been made by the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), according NRK.
– These children  would have been at great risk of being genitally mutilated if they had stayed in their homeland. These are all people we need to reach with preventive work to ensure that this does not happen, says researcher Ragnhild Elise Johnsen at NKVTS.
FGM involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injuries to women’s genitals without any medical justification. FGM is banned in Norway. The practice is also a violation of CEDAW( UN’s Convention on all forms of discrimination against women) and CRC( UN’s Convention on the rights of the child).
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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