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Why and how Amnesty International took up the issue of female genital mutilation

, Index number: ACT 77/011/1997

This is one of the documents included in the information pack issued by AI on FGM, it explains why and how AI took up the issue of FGM and describes the first steps taken to eradicate FGM by AI's membership in Africa and elsewhere which suggest that AI has a valluable role to play in helping to protect millions of women and girls from the risk of mutilation.

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