Friday, July 20, 2007

[Help needed] Female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Guinea

FOG secretary Annie Kneedler reports:

Michelle Rivero, an immigration attorney in St. Paul, is looking for help with a case. She is representing a victim of FGM [female genital mutiliation]and forced marriage and would like:

"a letter confirming the prevalence of FGM and forced marriage in Guinea and also discussing whether the government can protect victims or prevent family members from forcing their female relatives (children and adults) to engage in these customary practices"

If you would be able to provide assistance to Michelle, or have a recommendation of an NGO or organization that might be able to help her, please get in touch with her at:

Michelle C. Rivero
Rivero Law Office LLC
26 E. Exchange St. Suite 316
St. Paul, MN 55101

ph. 651-291-0054
fax. 651-291-1466
cell 651-214-2759


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