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Female genital mutilation 'not officially addressed'
by Patrick Cooke
Malta does not have an official policy framework to deal with female genital mutilation, the first EU-wide study into the practice has shown.
The study, published this month, was conducted by the European Institute for Gender Equality at the request of EU Commissioner Viviane Reding.
Malta lacks any specific criminal law provisions or an action plan on female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision or genital cutting.
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