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Women Rights protected: NSW passes tough new laws on female genital mutilation

By at May 14, 2014 | 4:29 pm | 0 Comment

Women Rights protected: NSW passes tough new laws on female genital mutilation

Amendments to the Crimes Act 1900 last night passed the NSW Parliament, ushering in tough new penalties for committing the crime of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and paving the way for an awareness campaign in communities where the practice may occur.   The maximum sentence for performing FGM has now been tripled to 21 years, from seven years more...

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