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Cambiar una Convención Social Perjudicial: La Ablación o Mutilación Genital Femenina

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    Sólo en África y Oriente Medio, la práctica de la ablación / mutilación genital femenina (A/MGF) viola los derechos humanos de unos tres millones de niñas y mujeres cada año. Mientras tanto, el aumento de la emigración ha hecho recer la preocupación acerca de la A/MGF más allá de los países en los que se practicaba tradicionalmente. A pesar el trabajo de promoción coordinado durante las últimas décadas, las comunidades se han mostrado renuentes a abandonar la práctica, con algunas excepciones importantes. Este Innocenti Digest aborda la necesidad apremiante de valuar los progresos realizados hasta la fecha, identificar qué funciona y qué no funciona, y encaminar el trabajo futuro eniendo en cuenta las estrategias más exitosas para abandonar la práctica de la A/MGF. Al combinar experiencias concretas en el terreno con la teoría académica testada, este Digest proporciona una herramienta práctica para provocar un cambio positivo para las niñas y las mujeres.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Digest with number inndig05/38.

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    Length: 54
    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inndig:inndig05/38

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    Keywords: gender discrimination; gender issues; genital mutilation; violence against women;

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