The idea is not new, but the likelihood of success is better: Siegfried Kauder (CDU) calls for a criminal offense for "female genital mutilation".
Siegfried Kauder (CDU) wants to take more decisive action against female genital mutilation in Germany. Picture: ap
Rarely do politicians in government positions of responsibility and human rights activists come to a common denominator. But on the issue of female genital mutilation, there seems to be an exception after years of inconsequential demands from NGOs and the opposition.