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End Female Genital Mutilation Yesterday!

Børge Brende | Posted 02.09.2016 | 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 ...

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 Ja...

The Number Of Women In US At Risk Of Genital Mutilation Has Tripled

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Krithika Varagur | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
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More than half a million women and girls in the United States live at risk of female genital mutilation, a threefold increase in recent years due to ...

Gambia Sets Prison Time, Fines In New Ban Against Female Genital Mutilation

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's parliament has passed a bill banning female genital mutilation and setting strict penalties for offenders, a month af...

Woman Who Survived Female Genital Mutilation Is Now Working To Ban It

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact

Fixers is a series from What's Working that profiles the people behind the most creative solutions to big problems.  When Gambian...

The Tyranny of Violence Against Women and Girls: 16 Days of Activism

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

It is time for every man to start doing something to end the scourge of violence against women and girls in their homes and communities.

Gambia's Ban On Female Genital Mutilation Isn't Enough To Stop Practice, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

While advocates have celebrated Gambia’s recent ban on female genital mutilation as a necessary first step, they aren’t convinced that gi...

Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact

Gambia, a small West African nation where about three quarters of girls have undergone female genital mutilation, has banned the brutal practice. Hee...

Blake Lively Raises Awareness For Rise Of Female Genital Mutilation In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.13.2015 | Impact

There’s been a whole lot of hype lately surrounding Blake Lively’s fit post-partum figure, but the actress is focused on bringing attenti...

From Despair to Hope: Fulfilling a Promise to Mothers and Children in Mandera County

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Marginalization combined with internecine conflicts, pockets of extremism, poor human development and cross border terrorism have trapped so many of Mandera's people in poverty and misery.

New British Law Requires Doctors To Report Female Genital Mutilation Cases To Police

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) -- A new law requiring professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation to police for those under 18 is being introduced in Eng...

Transforming Mandera County's Deadly Reputation For Maternal Health

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 10.19.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

For many women in Mandera County a hard to reach, insecure and arid part of North Eastern Kenya, the story of life from childhood to adulthood is one about sheer pain and struggle for survival.

LA Chapter of UN Women Discusses Female Genital Cutting

Maryam Zar | Posted 08.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

The practice is common in many African and some Middle Eastern countries. The 2013 UNICEF* report on FGM showed the practice most prevalent in Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia and Nigeria Recently Nigeria and Somalia outlawed the practice. Still, it prevails in secret.

I Learned to Follow, and Real Change Happened

Archi Pyati | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Archi Pyati

I remember writing two years ago about how much support young advocates like Jaha needed. Now I can see that Jaha's journey has been transformative, not just for her, but for me. I am humbled to see someone so young leading us all as we fight for equality for girls and women, and to make this country a better place.

Somalia, Where 95% Of Girls Undergo Female Genital Mutilation, May Soon Ban Practice

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation in the world, but the country may soon bring that figure down to zero. Currently, ab...

One Year After the Girl Summit

Heather Barr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
Heather Barr

At the Girl Summit, Cameron described the need for "a global movement that doesn't end here, a global movement that starts here." He and Sheikh Hasina should both do more to make that happen.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

App Fights Female Genital Mutilation By Arming Girls With Information

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact

While the U.K. government has made grand statements about ending female genital mutilation, advocates are concerned about a lack of action, so they’...

Sierra Leone's On Track To Ban Female Genital Mutilation

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sierra Leone's decision to back an international treaty on the rights...