Female Genital Mutilation in the US. Call for Action!
Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) an African problem? The rising number of FGM cases in the U.S. demonstrates this harmful cultural practice is a global problem. Such cases have sparked also a review of the FGM legislation in the country. The question is, then, does the U.S. pass the test in protecting its citizens against this harmful practice?
HAFree Sponsor the event FGM in the US organized by director Adriana Buenaventura as fellow at the Critical Thinking United Program of the AHAFoundation and Ideas Beyond Borders.
On November 1st, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:03 PM in NT01, Ceremonial Room, at American University Washington College of Law, Amanda Parker, Senior Director of the AHA Foundation, and Angela Peabody, Executive Director and Founder of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, explained the landscape of state and federal legislations regarding FGM in the U.S. and guided a call for action. Ms. Parker and Peabody have been involved in the development of federal and state policy proposals to protect women and girls from harmful cultural practices, including FGM, for more than 10 years.
The event was also sponsor by
· American University Washington College of Law, Women and the Law Program.
· The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
· Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.
· Secular Student Alliance at American University.
· Action for Human Rights (AHR) at American University.
This is a very important issue. HAFree will not shy away from this nonsense. David Gonzalez (Director)