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“They Took Me and Told Me Nothing”


Wednesday 16 June 2010, by Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan

While internationally recognized as a form of violence against women and girls, the tragedy is that female genital mutilation is perpetuated by mothers, aunts and other women who love and want the best for their children, who see the practice as ensuring that girls are marriageable, are conforming to the tenets of Islam, and are growing up to be respectable and respected members of Kurdish society.

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