The Biden administration has committed to promoting a women’s rights agenda. We should remind President Biden, the new Gender Policy Council, and members of Congress of their domestic and foreign policy commitments to ending female genital mutilation/cutting.
Author: Shelby Quast
Will Congress Fight for FGM Survivors?
The U.S. Attorney General decided not to appeal the Michigan case against Jumana Nagarwala—a doctor who may have subjected up to 100 girls to Female Genital Mutilation over a 12-year period. It’s now up to Congress to respond.
The U.S. Legal System is Failing FGM Survivors
Half a million. That is how many women and girls across the U.S. are currently at risk of or have been subjected to female genital mutilation. It’s a number that surprises many—and so should the fact that just 28 states have enacted laws to protect women and girls against it.