CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 32
Plain English recommendation
Fully implement its laws on female genital mutilation (FGM) and take further measures to prosecute people who carry out FGM. It should also raise awareness that FGM is a form of child abuse and violence against women and girls.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee recommends that the State party ensure the full implementation of its legislation on female genital mutilation and take further measures to effectively prosecute perpetrators of this offence. It also recommends that the State party step up its efforts to raise awareness that female genital mutilation is a form of child abuse and gender-based violence against women and girls.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
1 (definition of discrimination), 2 (elimination of discrimination against women)