Country United States of America
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

Section 1088 of the One Hundred Twelth Congress of The United States of America (Transport for Female Genital Mutilation) addresses Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) within the United States borders, and in 2013 Congress criminalized the knowing transportation of a girl younger than 18 years old outside of the United States for the purposes of performing FGM/C (so-called “vacation cutting”). The Department of Health and Human Services funds domestic community-based organizations in populations where girls are most at risk for FGM/C.

Source of Information

The Government of the United States of America, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 24

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