BHRC expresses deep concern in response to the continued ignorance of the problem of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) across the Middle East and Asia. A first step to combatting FGM is to recognise that the issue exists. To date FGM is regarded by most, including many international organisations as an African issue, but in reality it is also common in many Middle East and Asian countries.

The BHRC calls upon all international organisations and governments to recognise the prevalence of FGM as a serious issue across the Middle East and Asia and to support programmes which seek to end such violence against girls.

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