Start Dating violence bill

Dating violence bill

Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools.

Female genital mutilation includes all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

It is a practice that “violates a series of well-established human rights principles, norms and standards, including the principles of equality and non-discrimination on the basis of sex, the right to life when the procedure results in death, and the right to freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” Sexual exploitation, trafficking, and prostitution present significant risks to the girl child’s mental and physical health.

Girl children who attend school are often victimized by teachers or their peers.

War's most vulnerable victim is the girl child.

Girl children in war zones and conflict areas too often become dehumanized pawns, to be systematically raped and tortured as a tactical “message” of war; forced into sexual slavery by soldiers or opportunists; forced into pregnancy, abortion, or sterilization as a means of ethnic cleansing; wounded; maimed; mutilated; murdered; infected with HIV or STIs; orphaned; displaced.

Governmental and international organizations, as well as NGOs, have identified the problems and are attempting to correct and monitor the situations.

Numerous counties and organizations, including the United States and the United Nations, have monitored and begun initiatives to end the practices.