The European Union’s Spotlight Initiative is funding a project to provide alternative sources of income to traditional practitioners of female circumcision in Nimba and four other counties. Operated by U.N. Women, the project aims to reduce the controversial practice by taking away the financial incentives.
Conscripting persons into the Sande society and forcibly performing Female Genital Mutilation â€“ a bodily injury â€“ Â against their will violates their freedom of will and movement enshrined in the constitution.
In Liberia, minors are sent to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, based on their parentâ€™s cultural or religious beliefs. However, culture is made by man and is ever-changing.
The National Working Group Against Female Genital Mutilation says it is disappointed in members of the legislature for passing the Domestic Violence Bill without including any provision banning FGM.