Correspondence

Female Genital Mutalation

Posted by Shawn on October 28, 2016

To the honourable  MP

Hello I am a Canadian citizen who is against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation and I would like to know what the government of Canada is doing about this crime or is willing to do about this crime. Female Genital Mutilation is a crime so horrible that it hard to even talk about it.This is an Islamic practice (though not practiced by all Muslims), where ritualistic removal of some of a female's genitalia is removed and the female's vulva  is often sealed shut. According to Wikipedia, UNICEF estimates that 200 million women from 27 countries,  have undergone Female Genital Mutilation. Again According to Wikipedia, in half of these countries from which  we are given  statistics, most females undergo this  procedure before the age of 5. There are a number of documentaries out there that speak out against this abuse. I have included a link to one of them. How prevalent is this crime in Canada? What is being done to address it. I would like to see it prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you for your time and consideration and for watching the link.


Shawn Stevens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCTFtore1jc