'This book is a testament to the heroic victories being won by a number of countries against female genital mutilation. UNICEF welcomes this valuable exposition of the steps and processes involved in enacting legislation and policies to end this abuse of girls' and women's rights. It contributes towards a better understanding of what can and must be done to protect the rights of girls and women and end FGM.'
Carol Bellamy, Executive Director, UNICEF
'For all those working on the elimination of female genital mutilation, this book provides a framework and recommendations for practical legal policy and action. It is very significant in that it shows the tremendous changes that are taking place around the world in safeguarding the rights of all people and in improving their well-being.'
Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
'Female genital mutilation affects the physical integrity of women and children and as such should be condemned. In doing so, it is necessary to act with tact and patience. This book will perform an educational function in setting out the international legal framework in detail.'
Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
'CRLP and RAINBO have provided an indispensable resource for activists, scholars and advocates interested in women's bodily integrity and human rights.'
Rosalind Petchesky, Hunter College, CUNY
'Very helpful for courses in international law or development, social change, political science, and gender and development'