Female circumcision

Female circumcision

The circumcision of girls is considered serious bodily injury. More and more countries where circumcision is practiced are starting to acknowledge this fact. Neither the Bible nor the Koran recommends circumcision. In Switzerland, circumcision of girls is a serious crime that will be prosecuted.

For a long time, female circumcision was considered a taboo. With her book «Desert Flower», the Somali writer Waris Dirie increased awareness for this topic in the western world.


Addresses and links

  • Information by Caritas Schweiz about female circucision and counselling: www.caritas.ch

Book Recommendations

Desert Flower

by Waris Dirie, William Morrow Paperbacks, 2011