Declaration against female circumcision to raise awareness

7th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch ministries, migrant organisations and the Dutch health authorities GGD will present a joint declaration against female circumcision on Tuesday.

The document, which clearly states that femal circumcision is against the law in the Netherlands, is meant to help migrants who are under pressure from their families to have their daughters circumcised.

The health authorities say trials with similar declarations against female circumcision have been shown to work. Although it is not clear whether the number of circumcisions actually decrease, it does raise awareness about the dangers of female circumcision.


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