Since the middle of the twentieth century, the "woman" issue has become an important area of discussion and thought on the international scene. Within this area, "violence against women" and "discrimination against women" appear as important topics. These topics are being discussed academically in our country as well as in the international arena. However, the number of studies addressing the issue of "female circumcision" as a gender problem, as a violence against women or as a human rights issue is very little. A large part of the existing studies are studies that deal with medical care. In the article, "female circumcision" will be discussed from the perspective of human rights. Female Circumcision is a practice performed in many parts of the world. Those who support the female circumcision argue that the practice is a cultural practice and it can be accepted as a right if a woman has consent. In the article it is argued that the practice violates human rights and the practice cannot be accepted as a right even if a woman has consent. The discussion will be developed around human rights, cultural rights and gender.
Key Words: Human Rights, Female Circumcision, Cultural Rights, Female Genital Mutilation, Gender.