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Fight against Female Genital Mutilation wins UN backing

Headline Title:  Fight against Female Genital Mutilation wins UN backing 26 November 2012 The adoption today of a resolution against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee is a major boost to civil society organizations fighting for an end to the abusive practice, Amnesty International said. This is the first time the Assembly’s Third Committee, which addresses social, humanitarian and human rights issues, has adopted a resolution on FGM – the cutting of a girl’s genitalia often without anaesthetic in conditions that risk potentially…

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