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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sudanese Parliament Wants to Prohibit FGM

October 20, 2010
The Social Welfare and Family Committee at the National Assembly has voiced determination to issue a law on prohibiting female genital mutilation (FGM), and formulating a road map to cooperate with the executive organ.
Speaking to the Sudanese Media Center (SMC), the Head of the Committee, Antony Jirafis Yak, said that they will implement the laws, which are protecting children in various states of the country through the executive organs. Yak said that this will help in curbing the negative practices in the society. He said that the work will be done in collaboration with the civil society organizations and concerned ministries to develop the role of monitoring, legislation and execution.