Circumcision of girls and women - human rights violations in developing and industrialised countries
Beschneidung von Mädchen und Frauen - Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Entwicklungsländern und Industrieländern (Answer to Parliamentary Question)
* The Federal Parliament recognizes that are no comprehensive national data on the occurrence and spread of FGM. Germany's government has after inquiries no findings about how many women are there with FGM in Germany. Even institutions could not provide exact numbers. Improvement of the human rights situation in cooperating countries is an essential objective of the development cooperation of the German government. In case of a threat of FGM in Germany, the authorities are switched to prevent it or it will be prosecuted. German's Medical Council, professional associations and medical societies do a lot of PR. Punishable under § 223 ff of the Criminal Code.
Website of the German Bundestag (www.bundestag.de) (13/8281) http://dipbt.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/13/082/1308281.pdf