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Changer une convention sociale nefaste: la pratique de l'excision/mutilation genitale feminine

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    La pratique de l’excision/mutilation génitale féminine (E/MGF) viole chaque année les droits humains d’environ trois millions de filles et de femmes rien qu’en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient. De plus, du fait des migrations croissantes, le problème est apparu de plus en plus au-delà des pays où l’E/MGF fait partie de la tradition. Malgré les efforts déployés au cours des dernières décennies pour lutter de façon concertée contre la pratique, les communautés sont réticentes à l’abandonner – avec quelques exceptions significatives. Ce Digest Innocenti répond à la pressante nécessité d’évaluer les progrès accomplis, de déterminer les mesures les plus efficaces, et de fournir des informations sur les meilleures stratégies pour mettre fin à l’E/MGF. Alliant les connaissances tirées de l’expérience de terrain à des théories scientifiques éprouvées, le Digest constitue un instrument pratique pour changer de façon positive la vie des filles et des femmes.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Digest with number inndig05/35.

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    Length: 54
    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inndig:inndig05/35

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    Keywords: children's rights; gender discrimination; gender issues; genital mutilation; violence against women; women's rights;

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