Female genital mutilation 'violates the rights of girls'
The rights of girls in Ghana are being violated when they suffer female genital mutilation, officials have stated. According to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, the procedure discriminates against young women and is a form of abuse.
However, municipal officer for the Bawku area Haruna Alhassan insisted the government is working to clamp down on female genital mutilation.
For instance, he said laws have been introduced in order to tackle this continuing problem. (...)