Bill Criminalizing FGM Works Its Way Through South Carolina Legislature

A bill to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM) in South Carolina passed the House sub-committee easily and unanimously this morning and is likely to pass full House committee soon with similar ease. The next hurdle will be South Carolina state Senate.

 

Above, from left to right: Center VP for Outreach Christopher Holton, Center VP for Research & Analysis Clare Lopez, FGM survivor born and raised in Mali, Kadi Doumbia and FGM bill sponsor Rep. Heather Crawford

 

Above, from left to right: FGM bill cosponsor Rep. Ashley Trantham, Center VP for Research & Analysis Clare Lopez, FGM survivor born and raised in Mali, Kadi Doumbia and FGM bill sponsor Rep. Heather Crawford

 

FGM bill sponsor Rep. Heather Crawford
 
FGM survivor born and raised in Mali, Kadi Doumbia