female genital mutilation

Georgia ushers in bill to criminalize FGM after news report

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The practice is in use in Kvareli and a few other villages in the east of Georgia. (Aida Mirmaksumova.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in the former Soviet republic of Georgia has proposed a bill which will make it a crime to carry out female genital mutilation. The bill comes after a journalist revealed last fall that the practice was still in use in a few villages in the east of the country. […]

FGM will be ended ‘very soon’ in Georgia, says acting justice minister

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Thea Tsulukiani. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A government spokesperson says she had never imagined that female genital mutilation is being practiced in Georgia, and that the practice will be ended very soon. Three villages in the eastern Kakheti region are maintaining the practice which […]

Georgia’s ombudsman calls on government to end female circumcision

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Society|Tags: , , |

(Aida Mirmaksumova.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Public Defender confirms that female genital mutilation (FGM) is being practiced in the eastern Kakheti region, a practice locals call ‘baptizing’. Georgians learned last week that FGM is being practiced in three villages in Kvareli […]