Violence against Women
Female genital mutilation or cutting refers to a barbaric practice involving partial or total removal of female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart announces funding to address the needs of victims of female genital mutilation or cutting.
Office for Victims of Crime Awards Nearly $3 Million to Help Victims of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting
Female genital mutilation or cutting refers to a barbaric practice involving partial or total removal of female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. This terrible crime occurs in many parts of the world and is impacting victims here in the United States.
Women of Color Network, Inc. is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to build the capacity of women of color to respond to violence against women of color. The network seeks to eliminate violence against all women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color.
Colorado Combats Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) through Community and Clinical Partnership and Education
The goal of this program is to deliver programming to address and help stop the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM) under two purpose areas (PAs). PA 1: a training and technical assistance provider will educate law enforcement, public health professionals, educators, and other professionals on detecting at-risk girls and provide support to the project sites. PA 2: project sites will develop services to deliver to victims of FGM and work to increase education, detection, and local partner engagement to address and help stop victimization through FGM.