EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
The effects of female genital mutilation laws in Australia
Laws that criminalise female genital mutilation (FGM) are now subject to robust international criticism as well as increased concern among the affected communities.
This project aims to produce new knowledge about FGM laws in Australia since 1994. It seeks to produce robust evidence and original insights into the effects of these laws and the potential impacts of proposed legal initiatives.
The project uses innovative primary data collection strategies with law and policymakers, justice system officials and affected communities in Australia and the United Kingdom.