Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images
Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images

Singapore

Female genital mutilation in Singapore: a Muslim rite that the UN deems a human rights violation

  • Considered a violation of human rights by the UN, female genital mutilation is illegal in many countries
  • The practice continues in Singapore, and about 60 per cent of Malay women have been cut

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Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images
Female genital mutilation continues in Singapore. It is regarded as a necessary religious rite by some and a violation of human rights by others. Photo: Getty Images
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