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Female Genital Mutilation

The 13 Wildest Sex Conspiracies

HP | Posted 11.22.2012 | Weird News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Our friends at TruTV have scoured the Internet to discover the most important sex conspiracies. By Jessica Ferri Go ahead an...

9 Women Sentenced Over Genital Mutilation

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- An Ivory Coast official says nine women have been sentenced to two years in prison each for involvement in female genital muti...

A Provocative Artistic Idea to Set a Taboo Right That Has Gone Wrong

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media
Sreedhar Pillai

How can Makode Aj Linde talk and get awareness on an unspeakable issue except by a shocking visual which everyone can understand? The problem here is that the number of people who misunderstood his vision are far greater than those who got the message right.

VIDEO: Shocking 'Genital Mutilation' Cake Sparks Uproar

Posted 04.18.2012 | World

Sweden's minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth found herself in a sticky situation after photos of her cutting into a cake depicting a naked bla...

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.

One Billion Rising

Eve Ensler | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Eve Ensler

Today 1 out of 3 women in the world, more than 1 billion women, will be raped or beaten. As economies collapse, we become targets. We become commodities, sold in many places for less than a cell phone.

Why We Need Tougher Laws Against Female Genital Mutilation

Voice of America | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

United Nations, international and human rights organizations are calling for an end to female genital mutilation and appealing for tougher legislation...

The Deeply Rooted Parallels Between Female Genital Mutilation and Breast Implantation

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

What makes women voluntarily cut open their bodies to permanently implant foreign objects to the potential detriment of their health?

Worth More Than A Cow

Natalie Pace | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Natalie Pace

A young African girl was being sold by her parents to a much older man, who already had three wives. This young woman did something extraordinary. She simply said, "No."

13 Biggest Sex Conspiracies

TruTV.com | David Moye | Posted 01.02.2012 | Weird News

Go ahead and Google "sex" (as if you haven't already done so in the past hour); you'll find 2.8 billion results ranging from scientific discussion to ...

Female Genital Cutting in Indonesia

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 12.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

It is clear that femail genital cutting is a social norm in Indonesia as much as in parts of West Africa, where social change programs have enabled communities to abandon the practice. But what is different is the lack of awareness that FGC is an issue.

Man Up!

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Being a real man means saying no to gender-based violence and discrimination, and respecting the rights of girls and women.

On the Fringes of the Masai Mara

Ben Colclough | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ben Colclough

"One day, the father of one of my girls came at me with his spear" Helene laughed at the absurdity of the image. "I just stood there and told him to do his worst -- I was doing what I believed in."

Female Genital Mutilation: Who Has The Right To Name It A Crime?

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.27.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

In order for FGM to be effectively abolished in these societies, it will be necessary for actual members of these societies to reject it, and to do so with conviction, as with any societal "issue."

'Desert Flower' A Must-See Film About a Must-Change Custom

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Desert Flowerschronicles the story of a young Somali girl who made the journey from the harsh conditions as a desert nomad to unexpected success as a fashion model and activist.

The Lost Art Of Growing Old Gracefully

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katharine Quarmby

My pledge to my daughter, and to all the other daughters in this world is this: You will see me grow old. You will see my hair turn grey.

Female Circumcision -- 90 Percent of Childbearing Women in Egypt?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Does that mean that most of the spirited young woman demonstrators and bloggers we have seen on TV have lost control over their bodies? Or do they belong to the lucky 10 percent?

UN: Female Circumcision A 'Violation' That Must End

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS — Top U.N. officials are calling for an end to female genital mutilation, saying it violates fundamental human rights and endange...

Egypt and the Universal Rights of Women

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nina Burleigh

Whatever happens in Egypt, there's an elephant in the room, and it's pink. Freedom of women is what the Al Qaeda jihadis, as much as the Muslim Brothers in Egypt, most revile about the West.

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.

Help End Female Genital Mutlilation in Somalia and Everywhere

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Margie Goldsmith

From the Somali desert to the world's catwalks, Waris Dirie's story is dramatized in the movie Desert Flower, a story which I hope will impel you to take action.

Tackling Energy Poverty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

I met with Pearson when she was in New York City to launch "Lifeplayer," an MP3-enabled radio that she described as bridging "Internet, cellular, media player, and radio technologies."

Sierra Leone Youth Call for an End to Female Genital Mutilation

Chi Mgbako | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chi Mgbako

In Sierra Leone, I witnessed hundreds of students in sweltering lecture halls highlight female genital mutilation's consequences. The workshops were a clarion call to end the practice.

Sex With Egyptian Women (According to "Mike")

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Badt

Official Egyptian statistics say 97 percent of women aged 15 to 49, Christians and Muslims alike, have undergone what the UN calls female genital mutilation, or FGM.

Dr. Marci Bowers Of Trinidad One Of Few U.S. Doctors To Specialize In Treating Female Circumcision Victims

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TRINIDAD, Colo. — This picturesque southern Colorado town known for decades as the sex-change capital of the world – thousands of gender-reassignm...