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Female Genital Mutilation

Take Five: “To End Female Genital Mutilation, We Have To Break The Culture Of Silence”

UN Women | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
UN Women

Cross-posted from UN Women In Western Kenya FGM rates among younger girls is going up. Janet Anyango talks about what it will take to root out the pra...

Music Video About Vaginas Reminds Men They Don't Control Women's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.10.2017 | Impact

Experts have long held that allowing any form of female genital mutilation to exist is damaging, and regressive. But since some people aren’t convin...

The battle against FGM is yet to be won

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Today, in recognition of the UN's International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we reflect upon female genital mutilation (FGM), ...

In a gender equal world, girls must have choices for their future

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 02.03.2017 | Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

The existence of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) concentrates some of the most intractable problems we face in trying to change the fu...

In Sudan, movies made by researchers change the way people see female genital cutting

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Charles Efferson, University of Zurich Female genital cutting and the international response surrounding the practice represent incompatible cultures...

How You Can Help Kenyan Women Build Businesses This Holiday Season

Steve Zwick | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women
Steve Zwick

My wife grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and only visited her "shags" - or ancestral homeland - on vacations. Phyll is, in other words, a city girl, but s...

Kenyan Clan Elders Are Profiting Off Female Genital Mutilation

Women & Girls Hub | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home

KURIA COMMUNITY, Kenya – In Kenya’s southwest corner, where a web of dirt roads weaves through green hills dotted with cattle and thatched huts, l...

Egypt Increases Jail Terms For People Who Perform Female Genital Mutilation

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has approved a law that will increase jail terms for those who perform female circumcisions, raising the maximum sentence to s...

U.S. Steps Up Plan To Protect Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States unveiled plans on Thursday to ramp up efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) after fig...

Mapping FGM: Building A Global Picture Of Female Circumcision

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home

The practice of female genital mutilation is declining in 14 countries, according to a new report by the Population Council, which offers fresh insigh...

Egypt Cracks Down On Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact

Three months after a teenager died while undergoing female genital mutilation conducted by a doctor, Egypt is cracking down on the practice. The Egypt...

Teen Dies During Female Genital Mutilation Procedure In Sierra Leone

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact

DAKAR, Aug 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a teenage girl in Sierra Leone during a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure performed ...

Nearly 6,000 Newly Recorded Cases Of Female Genital Mutilation In Britain: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact

Recently released data collected from medical professionals in Britain reported 5,702 “newly recorded” cases of female genital mutilation. But exp...

More Men Than Women Oppose Female Genital Mutilation In These Countries

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact

In some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation at a higher rate than women ― even though it is considered an act of violence against women....

When Storytellers Connect

Chika Oduah | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Chika Oduah

I learned about a documentary film project called, Nancy: A One Girl Revolution. Nancy is a young girl living in the remote hills of Kenya. Her world ...

Economist Editorial Claims 'Minor Forms' Of Female Genital Mutilation OK

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Activists are up in arms over an article suggesting “minor forms of genital cutting” should be permitted. An editorial published in the Economist ...

This Female Genital Mutilation Survivor Teaches Victims How To Enjoy Sex

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact

Three days after Sarian Karim Kamara was cut, she was permitted to remove the cloth that covered her aching genitals. When she looked down, she saw he...

Making Safe Sex Sexy

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Lori Sokol

"When I was 18, I was a victim of female genital mutilation. When I was 21, I had my first orgasm!" This was just the beginning of an astonishing stor...

Egyptian Teen Dies From Female Genital Mutilation Performed By Doctor

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact

A teenager in Egypt died while undergoing female genital mutilation conducted by a physician. Officials and advocates are urging medical professionals...

Debating Female Genital Mutilation and the Muslim World

David Pakman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
David Pakman

Reza Aslan is a frequent commentator on the subject of Islam, having made appearances on CNN, The Daily Show, and numerous other outlets. In many ways...

FGM Guidelines Urge Physicians To Treat Practice As Abuse Not 'Cultural' Issue

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact

During the four days Sarian Kamara spent in labor with her eldest daughter at a London hospital, doctors and nurses filtered in and out of the deliver...

Former Refugee Fights For Her Dream To Abolish Female Genital Mutilation In Somalia

Women & Girls Hub | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

Somalia could soon pass legislation that bans all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), thanks in part to Ifrah Ahmed, a former refugee and Irish ...

Men Need To Step Up To Combat Female Genital Mutilation, Activists Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN, May 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) will never end until men also throw their weight behind efforts to e...

Here's Why FGM Is On The Rise In Country Where 97% Of Girls Undergo Procedure

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact

Female genital mutilation is on the decline worldwide, but is seeing an increase in support in Guinea where girls feel overwhelming social pressure to...

Somalia's Prime Minister Is 'Committed' To Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact

After hearing an outpouring of concern from more than 1 million protesters, the prime minister of Somalia has vowed to put an end to female genital mu...