Somaliland Fatwa Forbids FGM

Authorities in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have issued a religious fatwa banning the practice of female genital mutilation and vowed to punish violators. The fatwa by the Ministry of Religious Affairs allows FGM victims to receive compensation. It does not say whether the compensation will be paid the government or by violators of the ban. "It’s forbidden to perform any circumcision that is contrary to the religion which involves cutting and sewing up, like the pharaoh circumcision, the ministry's fatwa reads. "Any girl who suffers from pharaoh circumcision will...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 February

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