10.7.2015. The Iranian vice president in women and family affairs issued a program against FGM in Iran. This program, submitted by Rayeheh Mozaffarian to this governmental section, has been approved and will be implied after allocating the needed resources and facilities.
“Developing an action against the procedures which are jeopardizing the health and well-being of girls under 18 and presenting a proposal to promote the legal system of the country in preserving the benefits of minors are some of this program’s plans” said Dr. Sussan Bastani, deputy of strategic studies in the presidential section for women and family affairs in Iran.
According to the definitions commonly presented by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against women and the Committee of Children’s Rights, the harmful procedures are the traditional practices that are described by social and cultural norms. FGM, early and forced marriage are some of the examples of these named practices which have been diminished gradually through a number of activities.
We should keep it in our mind that even one victim is too much.
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