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

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Mary Did Not Have a Great "Day of the Girl Child"

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Rebecca Tinsley

The International Day of the Girl Child is on a par with the worthy treaties some world leaders sign and then fail to implement. 190 governments have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Children.

Inner-Standing the Ritual of Circumcision

Fatou Wurie | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Fatou Wurie

What many refer to as Female Genital Mutilation is what we in Sierra Leone refer to as Bondo. My views on Bondo always seemed expansive, yet in retrospect as I write this, I realize my real knowledge has been limited. This was made clear upon my return to Sierra Leone, my home country, in 2011.

International Day Against Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

A slushy London could not be further from an African village, but today is the day that the link is firmly made between the two, on behalf of the women and girls across the globe affected by female genital cutting.

Sarabah: A Female Rapper Wrestles With A Taboo Subject

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
Michal Shapiro

Fatou is a driven woman. She was driven to rise to being one of the most recognized rappers in her homeland of Senegal, and now she is driven to stop the practice of female genital cutting.

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.

Dancing to End Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Communities are changing, shifting, abandoning. The very people who have perpetuated the practice of female genital cutting for centuries are choosing to change.

A Powerful New Opportunity to End Female Genital Cutting in Senegal

Molly Melching | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Molly Melching

This movement is an example of how lasting social change can occur through the leadership of informed grassroots activists: mothers and fathers, youth, and traditional and religious leaders.