Human Rights Council (HRC)
Côte d'Ivoire


Suraj Datta

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Name: Suraj Datta

Committee: Human Rights Council (HCR)

Country: Côte D'Ivoire

School: Cambridge International School (CIA)

Topic A: Ending Violence Against Women

A) Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice where there is a partial or total removal of a woman’s genital organs, which stretches back hundreds of years and has been a ritual that is still deeply rooted in traditions. It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have suffered female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is strenuous. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of experiencing female genital mutilation every year. Most, many girls are censored before they turn 15 years old. Female genital mutilation has been documented in 30 countries, mainly in Africa, as well as in the Middle East and Asia. WHO have categorized FGM in 4 different types in which current estimates (from surveys of women older than 15 years old) indicate that around 90% of female genital mutilation cases include either Types I (mainly clitoridectomy), II (excision) or IV (“nicking” without flesh removed), and about 10% (over 8 million women) are T...