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30 Per Cent of Young Girls in Paris’s Troubled Suburbs Face FGM Threat

30 Per Cent of Young Girls in Paris’s Troubled Suburbs Face FGM Threat

Country: 
France
News Date: 
13/02/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

The threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area in the suburbs of Paris could affect as many as 30 per cent of the children in the area, according to a French sociologist. French sociologist and director of the Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation (GAMS), Isabelle Gillette-Faye has claimed that the prevalence of FGM in the suburbs of Paris, often referred to as , in the Île-de-France region are concerning. Gillette-Faye said that the practice often involved much older children than in other regions of the world where FGM occurs in  with the region’s official website. “In general, they undergo mutilations of type 2, that is to say, the removal of the clitoris and labia minora,” Gillette-Faye said. The sociologist added that in France many victims are forced to go overseas to have the operation, often before they are forced into marriages.