mutilation


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mu·ti·la·tion

(myū-ti-lā'shŭn),
Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body.
[L. mutilatio, fr. mutilo, pp. -atus, to maim]

mutilation

Disfigurement; a major reduction or alteration of a limb or tissue, which may be intentional or accidental. See Genital mutilation, Self-mutilation.

mu·ti·la·tion

(myū'ti-lā'shŭn)
Disfigurement or injury by removal or destruction of any conspicuous or essential part of the body.
[L. mutilatio, fr. mutilo, pp. -atus, to maim]
References in periodicals archive ?
Dans la perspective de faire abandonner cette pratique, la fondation AVSI en lien avec la fondation Djigui la Grande esperance (FDGE) et avec l'appui financier de l'Union europeenne, a initie le projet d'appui au developpement social inclusif par la lutte contre les mutilations genitales feminines dans six regions, a savoir le Folon, Kabadougou, Bafing, Tonkpi, Guemon et Cavally.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a deeply abhorrent practice and a fundamental violation of the human rights of women and girls.
Speaking on the motive for the sensitisation, the founder of the initiative, Olasunkanmi Oso, revealed that the organisation took the step in seeing to the actualization of the sustainable development goals targeted at 2030, adding that he saw the move as appropriate, beneficial and timely to educate the female students on the myth behind the barbaric act of female genital mutilation while exposing them to some of the hazards and effects of the act as well as teaching them to be advocates against the act since they fall within the vulnerable groups.
The female traditional leader also disagrees with some partners who say that Gender - based Violence and FGM Law will not be passed unless the portion of the Law that calls for an end to female genital mutilation is removed from the Act.
Female genital mutilation is rooted in gender inequalities and power imbalances, and it sustains them by limiting opportunities for girls and women to realise their rights and full potential.
From her own tormenting moment, she began a lone-woman campaign in her Kenyan village to discourage the centuries-old practice of what is now considered female genital mutilation by the World Health Organisation (WHO), health professionals and women like Sadia and other activists.
The parents were charged with carrying out female genital mutilation in August 2018.
"Doctors said that upon examination, the victim had no indications whatsoever of genital mutilation," Ver said.
Female genital mutilation includes all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external genitalia for non-medical reasons.
It is seen as in some girls not undergone The charity has revealed that female genital mutilation (FGM) is continuing to take place at an alarming rate in parts of the world, with 60 million girls at risk of genital violation across developing countries.
A MOTHER has been banned from flying her baby daughter to India for genital mutilation after social workers learnt three other girls in the family had been subjected to it.