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International Anti Fgm Day

Tackling Violence Against Women In Africa

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 07.28.2016 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

Beyond the lack of political will, and the unequal power-relationship between men and women in a predominantly patriarchal Africa, there are other underlying causes of this problem.

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).

Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in Our Lifetime: The Vision of Efua Dorkenoo (1949-2014)

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

A radiant light escaped earth when a woman named Efua Dorkenoo, fighting cancer, took her last breath in her husband's arms on October 18, 2014.

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Islam needs reformers, not moderates. Yes, it's wrong and unfair for anyone to judge a religion by the actions of its followers, be they progressive Muslims or al Qaeda. But it is appropriate and intellectually honest to judge it by the contents of its canonical texts.

We Must Give Them Our Support

Archi Pyati | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Archi Pyati

On International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, let's celebrate the activists around the world who are standing up for the safety of girls everywhere. They are fighting -- sometimes at great risk to their own safety -- to end this practice.

Four Essential Steps To End Female Genital Mutilation

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 02.07.2013 | Impact
Yasmeen Hassan

On this International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, we must stand steadfast in our collective duty to make ending FGM a reality for girls who continue to be at risk.

The 7 Weirdest Things Other People Do to Women's Privates

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

I was in Davos last week, at the World Economic Forum. I had won a competition on YouTube and was sent there to talk about the importance of ending fe...