The Changing Paradigms of FGM

A Comprehensive Research Study on (FGM/C)& (MGM/C) in Iran


English, Farsi and Kurdish publication: Avaye buf publishing, Denmark, 2022

Second edition published by: Scholars’ Press publishes, Moldova (2022)

The Changing Paradigms of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Country report on FGM/C in Iran

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a long-standing ritual that continues to be widespread today. It is a violation of various aspects of women’s sexual rights, and the term ‘female genital mutilation’ is a more realistic reference than ‘female cutting’, which has gained traditional legitimacy. Sometimes the term used is ‘female genital mutilation / cutting’ (FGM/C).

Various factors influence the beliefs, norms, attitudes, and political and economic systems contributing to this tradition. There are some studies on the prevalence of genital mutilation in Iran, but they have only a limited range. An comprehensive study over several years examined, analyses and scrutinizes the practice of female genital mutilation in Iran and shows that FGM is prevalent in the four provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah and Hormozgan. The study “In the Name of Tradition” which was published in 2015 by Nova publishing, USA found the foundation for a comprehensive plan in Iran to combat female genital mutilation, training and raising awareness, to incorporate it into the global eradication agenda.

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Reuters: Anthropologist reveals FGM practised in western, southern IranGuardian: Female genital mutilation practised in Iran, study revealsHilary Burrage: Kameel Ahmady, British-Iranian Anthropologist and academic, Detained In Iran – News UpdatesIndependent: My British friend was imprisoned in Iran after the UK government seized their oil tanker. Now they won’t let him goKameel Ahmady—British-Iranian Anthropologist Arrested in Iran

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Media Converge (in Farsi)

Sexual Retribution / Female Genital Mutilation in Iran! / Kameel AhmadyOnline News: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting under the roof of ignorance / women themselves culpable for sexual misconductVOA: Sexual Mutilation of Girls and Women in IranDeutsche Welle: Victims of female genital mutilation more than speculationRadio Farda: Reduction of the Statistic of Female Circumcision and Government Responsibility

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