oppression

October 19, 2020

Balancing the Right to Freedom of Religious Practice, FGM and the impact of COVID-19

In her article, Miss Nouka addresses the sensitive topic as to what extent individual's should be allowed to express their right to religious freedom. She examines the importance of having such a right before noting that it should not be unqualified due to detrimental practices, such as female genital mutilation, that can occur when it is left unregulated. Greater detail is then given about the practices of FGM, the role it plays within religious communities, the failure of state intervention to prevent the oppressions of both young and old women as a result of this practice being carried out and the best ways of stopping it.