Somali SO Arabic AR Afrikaans AF Amharic AM French FR English EN Dutch NL
1 september 2016

Film on Opposing Female Circumcision

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Film on Opposing Female Circumcision

Stichting GAM and Federation of Somali Associations in the Netherlands (FSAN) have produced this film to create awareness about the socalled Statement Oppossing Female Circumcision. This is a document made by the Dutch government (The State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport and The Minister of Security and Justice) in 2014, presented in Arabic, Somali, English, French, Tigrinya and Amharic, so that people can show their family in the motherland, that female circumcision is prohibited by law in the Netherlands. And that parents who facilitate or participate female circumcision of children can lose their parenting rights and risk a 12 year jail sentence. Parents who carry out circumcision of their child in another country (or who arrange for this to be carried out by someone else) are liable to punishment in the Netherlands. Any family members, or other persons, who perform, or have others perform, circumcision on a girl from the Netherlands are in violation of the law, even if they do not reside in the Netherlands themselves. Parents who are sentenced for carrying out female circumcision on their daughter (or for arranging for someone else to do so) and who do not hold a Dutch passport may lose their right to residence in the Netherlands. You can find this Statement Opposing Female Circumcision on our website in the above mentioned languages; http://www.fsan.nl/tegen-vrouwenbesni… FSAN (C) 2016 Made possible by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

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