Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting happens in the US, too.
Impacts of FGM/C
When people travel and emigrate, their practices and beliefs travel and emigrate, too. Included is female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
Among many communities in many cultures aren’t entitled to make their own decisions about what happens to their bodies. This is a "fundamental violation of basic human rights."
Related health problems
Our goal is give the next generation choice over their body. We work with local government, NGOs, and community members to create responsive mechanisms to combat FGM/C in NY and ultimately throughout the country.
We are going to work together with the local government to create a Task Force that functions as a citywide mechanism to combat FGM/C in NYC. This will be the first of its kind in the country.