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«Preventing, combating and punishing female genital mutilations». A Sociological Analysis of the Law n. 7/2006

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Keywords: Female Genital Mutilation; Women; Cultural Practices; Implementation.

This essay analyzes, from a socio-legal perspective, contents, aims and implementation of the Italian Law n. 7/2006, concerning prevention and prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation, more than a decade after its promulgation. On the one hand, the judicial non-application of art. 358-bis that establishes the crime of female genital mutilation and, on the other hand, the delayed and limited implementation of the previsions in the area of prevention and protection are indicators that cast some doubts on the effectiveness of such a Law and suggest different, less symbolic, but probably more inclusive political strategies.

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