The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
There are more than three million girls worldwide at risk for FGM annually, 180 000 in Europe.
International groups have fought to abolish the cultural practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) for decades, but a new US court ruling has shocked and discouraged activists.
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A team from Switzerland and Sudan found that changing attitudes through entertainment could contribute to the abandoning of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Gambian lawmakers have passed a bill criminalising female circumcision and introducing prison terms of up to three years for anyone flouting the ban.
With a Danish national currently in court after 21 clitorises were found in his fridge in Bloem, it is important to understand that this is not an isolated case.
Fear of the spread of Ebola has slowed the common practice of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone - an opportunity that British minister, Lindsay Northover believes should be capitalised.
ISIS in Iraq has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.
Female circumcision raises the risks during childbirth.
Umoja Uaso is a village formed by women for women in the desert surrounding Mount Kenya.
The tactic to be used at airports is to help girls escape trafficking, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.
A US lawyer says Michigan's child welfare agency is moving to terminate parental rights in two Detroit-area families in an investigation of female genital mutilation.
Danish man proves that genital mutilation continues to be a symptom of gender violence
We talk to a FGM specialist to find out why this illegal and horrifying act is still being practiced.
A woman has died in northern Zimbabwe after her genitals were mutilated in the hopes that it would help her conceive, it has been reported.
Female genital mutilation is a form of gender-based discrimination and violence and must be eradicated, says the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay.
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