The Role of the World Health Organization in Addressing the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone

Peran World Health Organization dalam Menangani Isu Female Genital Mutilation di Sierra Leone

  • Ardli Johan Kusuma Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta
  • Isabella Putri Maharani Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta

Abstract

This study describes the role of WHO in explaining the issue of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone. In this study, this study discusses the role of WHO through CEDAW and the Maputo Protocol which has been ratified by Sierra Leone in the implementation of FGM practices that involve the culture of the Sierra Leone community for women's processes to drive international movements and activities. FGM culture itself is a form against women. This study uses a qualitative method, with a descriptive analytic approach, where data are collected by literature study. In explaining this research, the researcher obtained data through journals, books, theses, scientific reports, the internet and government reports as well as international organization responses submitted to FGM in Sierra Leone. Theories used are human rights, international organizations and roles. The data obtained are then classified and analyzed using the theory used to draw conclusions. From the results of the analysis, the researchers concluded that the application of cedaw by the Sierra Leone government on the issue of eliminating Female Genital Mutilation not implemented well by the Sierra Leone government because the government does not include laws governing national laws related to the implementation of traditional agreements involving FGM. The government's reason is feared as its national interest.

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Author Biographies

Ardli Johan Kusuma, Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta

Ardli Johan Kusuma, completed his doctoral study in Political Science - Political Islam study program at the Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta in 2020. Currently the author is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 August 1945 Jakarta, with a focus on studies related to human rights issues, Human Security. , and Terrorism.

Isabella Putri Maharani, Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Jakarta

Isabella Putri Maharani, completed her undergraduate study at the Department of International Relations, Universitas 17 August 1945 Jakarta in 2020.

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Published
2021-01-31
How to Cite
Kusuma, A., & Maharani, I. (2021). The Role of the World Health Organization in Addressing the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation in Sierra Leone. Journal of Political Issues, 2(2), 79-88. https://doi.org/10.33019/jpi.v2i2.41
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