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Ireland introduces bill criminalising female genital mutilation

July 20, 2011

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Tuesday, 19th July 2011A new bill has been passed in Ireland which criminalises the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). The minister for health in the country, Dr James Reilly, explained that FGM is a “gross violation of women’s human rights”, reports the Irish Times. He added that the new legislation will act as the […]