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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

ICE, FBI fight to protect girls and women from mutilation and abuse

Today and everyday, members of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our FBI partners and citizens everywhere to demand the eradication of female genital mutilation and cutting around the world.

Feb. 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a day in which the global community recognizes that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation, or cutting.
“We continue to partner with the FBI, non-governmental organizations, and governmental partners both domestically and internationally to identify potential victims and those who conduct female genital mutilation,” explained unit chief Mark Shaffer, of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center. “If HSI can help prevent this from happening, it is a win for everyone.”

Female mutilation and cutting refers to cutting and other procedures that injure the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

“Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a violation of the rights of women and girls that leaves lasting mental, emotional and physical scars,” said Chris Hacker, Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Division. “The FBI’s work investigating human rights issues such as FGM/C is among the most important work we do, safeguarding children. We will continue to work with our partners at U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protect vulnerable members of our community, and bring to justice those who have harmed young girls."



Anonymous said...

Don't see the pussyhats protesting this though do you!!

Jim said...

This must be some of that 'rich cultural diversity' that we are in such need of here.

Liberals keep telling us how important this 'diversity' thing is.. it's a good thing we let these immigrants stay.

Anonymous said...

The FBI is payed for by US Tax dollars, why are our Taxes being used on this! This is for the UN to play with NOT the USA taxpayer funded FBI.

Anonymous said...

Where is the women's march? I forgot the founder of women's march is in a arranged marriage to a older man, can not show her head in public and condones this behavior.

Anonymous said...

That's an islamic practice & has no place in this country. Anyone allowing or performing it needs to be HUNG!