Activists Condemn Liberia’s Parliament For Removing FGM Ban From New National Domestic Violence Law
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Lack of FGM ban in domestic violence law fails Liberia’s girls, activists say
“Women’s rights activists condemned Liberia’s parliament on Wednesday for removing a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) from a new domestic violence law in a country where half of women have been cut. The law listed FGM as a criminal offense, along with threats and acts of physical and sexual violence, and emotional abuse, when it was first submitted to lawmakers last September. Yet opposition from several politicians in April led to the FGM provision being removed from the bill, which was passed into law last week, according to women’s rights campaigners…” (Guilbert, 7/27).