OSCE/ODIHR Director Link urges states to recognize serious harm female genital mutilation does to both women and societies at large

WARSAW, 5 February 2016 – Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), today called on OSCE participating States to strengthen their responses to female genital mutilation as a form of violence against girls and women. “In September 2015, at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, the 193…