PROHIBITION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ACT, 2010.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE OFFENCE OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

   2.   Offence of female genital mutilation.

   3.   Aggravated female genital mutilation.

   4.   Carrying out female genital mutilation on oneself.

   5.   Attempt to carry out female genital mutilation.

   6.   Procuring female genital mutilation.

   7.   Participation in events leading to female genital mutilation.

   8.   Parents, guardians, husband or a person having authority or control.

   9.   Consent of the victim.

   10.   Culture and religion not a defence to female genital mutilation.

   11.   Protection of females who have not undergone female genital mutilation.

   12.   Protection of persons whose wives, daughters or relatives have not undergone female genital mutilation.

PART III
COURT ORDERS AND JURISDICTION.

   13.   Compensation.

   14.   Special powers of court.

   15.   Extra-territorial jurisdiction.

PART IV
DUTY TO REPORT.

   16.   Duty to report female genital mutilation.

PART V
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS.

   17.   Regulations.

      Schedule   Currency point.

PROHIBITION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ACT, 2010.

Commencement: 9 April, 2010.

   An Act to provide for the prohibition of female genital mutilation, the offences, prosecution and punishment of offenders and the protection of victims as well as girls and women under threat of female genital mutilation and to provide for other related matters.

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

<

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe to a subscription plan to view this part of the article.