The African country of Uganda has outlawed female genital mutilation after parliament unanimously voted in favour of the legislation. The bill gives anyone who performs the procedure 10 years in prison.
Anyone who uses force to make a woman undergo the procedure faces a sentence of life in prison. Uganda's shadow health minister said: "This operation is so painful, so cruel, and these so-called surgeons are paid to do it."
He added that while he's on the opposition party, "I supported the bill with all my strength and heart." According to the United Nations, 100-140 million women worldwide have been victims of the procedure.