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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...

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...


Harpreet Kaur | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Harpreet Kaur

We live in a patriarchal world but FGM is an issue that is practiced in different countries where the pressure for this to happen is not just necessarily directed from men as form of domination. It is deeply imbedded in some cultures by women to be enforced on girls and women, as a way of life and often related to religion.

Response to David Pakman and the Troll Army

Sulome Anderson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Sulome Anderson

I've experienced some trolling before, but was unprepared for the level of cruelty and viciousness Pakman's fans -- with his constant encouragement -- have displayed.

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 05.23.2016 | World

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 ...

Kenyan Parents Fearing Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Secretly Get Girls Cut At Night

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jade Walker | Posted 05.18.2016 | World

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenyan families wanting their daughters to undergo ritual genital cutting are increasingly arranging for it ...

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...

In Remotest Mali, A Hero on International Women's Day

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Juliet Sorensen

Laya is extraordinary. But she is not unique. Around the world, Layas work every day to advance the rights of women and girls while shouldering extraordinary personal responsibilities. Their achievements are largely unheralded.

Ethics journal offers insane compromise on female genital mutilation

Dan Arel | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Dan Arel

An estimated 200 million girls and women alive today have been victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) around the world. FGM is a religious and cul...

Gynecologists Propose 'Nicks' As Compromise To Female Genital Mutilation

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries that have banned female genital mutilation (FGM) should allow less invasive practices such as small su...

Here's How We're Making Progress In Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact

A recent UN report pegged the number of victims of female genital mutilation around the world at 200 million. But beneath that figure lies some progre...

End Female Genital Mutilation Yesterday!

Børge Brende | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Børge Brende

In 2015, the international community committed to eliminating female genital mutilation everywhere. One of the targets of the newly adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is to end such harmful practices against women and girls by 2030.

Ending FGC: The Religious Factor

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.06.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Since 2012, February 6 has been marked each year as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This reflects a wide global consensus that the ancient practice of cutting female genitals is a patent violation of human rights and human dignity.

From Cutters to Caretakers and Champions: Older People are Needed to Stop FGM/C

Moria Sloan | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Moria Sloan

Co-authored by Prafulla Mishra, Regional Director at HelpAge International for East, West and Central Africa This year the International Day of Zer...

FGM In the U.S. Is On The Rise. Here's How We Can Stop It.

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

Treated as a right of passage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is viewed by many parents as a prerequisite for their daughters to find suitable husbands.

How to Protect 200 Million Girls From FGM

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Sixteen Reasons to Campaign for Women's Rights in 2016

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

Combined with important grassroots efforts, no doubt once there are more women in leadership roles, the value of a woman's life will no longer be treated as less than that of a cow. We have seen this first-hand in our work.

Cricket Team Of Maasai Warriors Goes To Bat For Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact

A group of young Maasai warriors in Kenya grew up hunting, but traded in their spears for something unexpected: cricket bats. Since they first learne...

Indian Women Launch Campaign To End Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
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The global campaign against female genital mutilation has made headlines in recent months due to high-profile activists like Gambian-American Jaha Duk...