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.
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.
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.