Challenges and opportunities in combating harmful traditional practices: female genital mutilation in the iraqi kurdistan region february 02, 2017 • by nazar shabila challenges and opportunities in combating harmful traditional practices: female genital mutilation in the iraqi kurdistan “before being circumcised. The project save the children norway, ethiopia (scn-e) and norwegian church aid (nca) initiated a joint programme for combating female genital mutilation ( fgm) and other harmful traditional practices (htp s) in ethiopia scn-e is the contracting partner with the embassy scn-e has worked through. 2-2 general description of female genital mutilation 11 2-3 male involvement in the practice of female genital mutilation 14 2-4 male awareness about female genital mutilation16 2-5 attitude towards female genital mutilation18 2-6 harmful traditional practice in. Female genital mutilation (fgm) is a practice most often carried out by traditional circumcisers, who often play central roles in communities it is a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and reflects deep-rooted gender inequality and female discrimination the reasons behind why fgm is. A young woman walks past a campaign banner against female genital mutilation at a 2004 international conference in kenya to end the practice photo: afp/ simon maina the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation is still an accepted part of many nigerian cultures reporting on the threat. Harmful traditional practices adolescent girls are often subjected to harmful traditional practices, such as female genital mutilation, gender-based violence and child marriage these practices not only threaten their health and livelihood, but also compromise the well-being and opportunities of the next generation harmful. In 1993, the world conference on human rights in vienna declared that fgm constitutes a form of gender abuse, freeing it from the former definition — which was too exotic, too culturally distant from us — of “harmful traditional practice” that's why today, nov 25, on the international day for the elimination.
Scope and definition female genital mutilation comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the female external genitalia and/or injury to the female genital organs for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons it is estimated that female genital mutilation has been performed on approximately 130. Ethiopia, 12 february 2018: unicef and unfpa to speed up their efforts to end the violent practice of fgm/c include endorsement of the national strategy and action plan on harmful traditional practices against women and children as well as establishment of the national alliance to end child marriage and fgm/c. Background: female genital mutilation is one of the harmful traditional practices among women and girls more than 130 million girls and women live today who have undergone female genital mutilation in ethiopia, a high prevalence (743% national and 685% in amhara region) has been reported.
Recently i visited fayoum and aswan, egypt, and met with women, men and girls who are actively advocating against female genital mutilation (fgm) a father told me that when he understood that fgm had no religious basis, and was an inherited traditional habit, he actively started advocating against it. What are the most common reasons used to justify this harmful practice those who practice fgm justify it with references to various socio-cultural factors many people from communities that practice it say that it is rooted in local culture and that the tradition has been passed from one generation to another.
The european parliament resolution of 14 june 2012 on ending female genital mutilation clearly stipulates that 'any form of female genital mutilation is a harmful traditional practice that cannot be considered part of a religion, but is an act of violence against women and girls which constitutes a violation of their fundamental. Has specific traditional cultural practices and beliefs, some of which are beneficial to all members, while others are harmful to a specific group, such as women these harmful traditional practices include female genital mutilation (fgm) forced feeding of women early marriage the various taboos or practices which prevent.
Inhibit structural and attitudinal changes necessary to eliminate gender inequality as early as the 1950s, united nations specialized agencies and human rights bodies began considering the question of harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women, in particular female genital mutilation but these issues have. In nigeria, fgm is illegal under a bill that criminalizes harmful traditional practices and carries a maximum punishment of four years in prison and a $635 fine for performing the procedure but some activists say the law isn't properly enforced a more effective way to stop the practice, they say, is to focus on. Abstract gender-based harmful traditional practices (htp) are prevalent in many countries across the world and have a severely negative impact on the physical and psychological health of women and girls this thesis informs understanding of the factors that both perpetuate and inhibit resistance to htps it further. Plan international works with parents, community leaders, government authorities and children and young people to raise awareness, transform behaviour and put an end to harmful traditional practices such as fgm we are striving to end excision so girls can make decisions about their own sexual and reproductive health.
We decided to abandon these practices” – boubacar sissoko, a village chief, said about the harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation/cutting, which is inflicted on 89 per cent of women and girls in mali. Background female genital mutilation (fgm) is a harmful traditional practice that is deeply rooted in africa it is associated with health complications and human rights violations research on intention for the continuation of fgm and the social determinants underpinning this practice are scarce therefore. National committees to eradicate harmful traditional practices exist in many countries and their expertise should be mobilised • in kenya, local ngos running campaigns aimed at eliminating fgm found it more acceptable by the refugees when the issue was dealt with in workshops covering other reproductive health issues.
In 1976, the world health organization (who) convened a regional conference on 'traditional practices affecting the health of women and children', in khartoum, sudan this was the first meeting in which who, or any other united nations agency, ever discussed the issue of female circumcision as a harmful traditional. Traditional practices there are many dangerous traditional practices associated with fgm, which are highlighted in a number of the case studies in one case study, the family of a seven year old girl in kismayo place may be aware of the harmful effects of fgm, but if they do not have something else to do, then they will. Female genital mutilation (fgm), sometimes referred to as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is a harmful cultural practice without any known health benefit its short-term and long-term health risks have led to numerous initiatives toward its eradication at international and local levels, over the last two decades. Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) and early marriage are two of the most harmful and prevalent traditional practices affecting women and girls today their devastating consequences for the health, education and equality of women and girls render them significant obstacles to development where.
In this study session, you will learn about traditional practices that can be harmful to young people's sexual and reproductive health these practices include female genital mutilation, early marriage, marriage by abduction, and polygamy you will also learn some of the reasons that are given to explain why communities. Local non-governmental organizations, or ngos, played a large role in teaching nigerian communities about the positive attributes of eliminating a harmful traditional practice one of these, the national association of nigerian nurses and midwives'scampaign for eradication of fgm was active in nigeria. Background: female genital mutilation is one of the harmful traditional practices among women and girls more than 130 million girls and women live today who have undergone female genital mutilation in ethiopia, a high prevalence (743% national and 685% in amhara region) has been reported this study was aimed. Early marriages, female genital mutilation or “honour crimes” are among the many forms of violence against women that are considered harmful traditional practices, and may involve both family and community while data have been collected on some of these forms of violence, this is not by far an exhaustive list of such.