U.N. Human Rights Panels Issue Joint Statement On Prevention, Elimination Of Harmful Practices On Women, Girls

U.N. News Centre: U.N. rights panels outline States’ obligation to prevent harmful practices on women, girls
“For the first time, two United Nations human rights committees have joined forces to issue a comprehensive interpretation of the obligations of states to prevent and eliminate harmful practices inflicted on women and girls, such as female genital mutilation, crimes committed in the name of so-called honor, forced and child marriage, and polygamy…” (11/5).