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"Vagina" Is Not a Bad Word

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I am angry because we live in a society where discussing vaginas and FGM is simply not done. Thousands of girls in the UK alone have been subjected to this barbaric practice.

Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere

Patrick Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Patrick Davies

Too many girls around the world reach adolescence and find their future is already mapped out. They never have a chance to finish school or get a job, or an opportunity to travel and experience life. It's time to give these girls the chance to write their own future.

US, UK Move Toward Outlawing Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact

An ardent advocate for girls’ rights, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is committed to putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) once and f...

Why Rumors Of A Massive Order By ISIS To Mutilate Women Are Probably False

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

A United Nations human rights coordinator on Thursday said that Islamic State militants had ordered Iraqi women and children in the city of Mosul to u...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

UN: Islamic State Militants Order Female Genital Mutilation In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations, expressing deep concern, said on Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in ...

For a Better World for All

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

It is the nature of news -- and, sadly, terrible events happening elsewhere -- that the Chibok girls, and indeed, more Nigerian girls who have been kidnapped since, are no longer in the global spotlight.

First Instagram Documentary Lets Girls Rally Against Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

What's being called the first Insta-documentary is galvanizing international efforts against some of the darkest human rights abuses girls face every ...

Female Genital Mutilation Is Un-Islamic, Declares Muslim Council Of Britain

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) strongly condemned the practice of female genital mutilation, also known as female circumcision, as un-Islamic, la...

Why We Must Tell Our Own Stories

Diriye Osman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I was offering a window into the lives of young people who happen to be African and gay in the midst of considerable hostility, but still managing to hang on to their identity.

Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Available reports make it seem as though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is happening only in far-off places -- like rural parts of Af...

'Simple Pickup Artists' Film Women On Sex Toy For Female Circumcision Awareness, Undermine Issue Instead

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact

If a video of women riding a sex toy in public were just a stunt to encourage participants to own their sexuality, we’d watch, turn a little red, sh...

3 Survivors Reveal The Brutal Reality Of Female Genital Mutilation

Cosmopolitan Magazine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact

During the summer months, while many families take vacations or usher their children off to camp, thousands of girls here in the U.S. are being sent o...

The Phobia of Being Called Islamophobic

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.

Museum of Intolerance

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

As a museum that espouses the values of tolerance, should you, the Museum of Tolerance, be promoting such an Islamophobic film?

UN Videos Tell Heartbreaking Stories Of Female Genital Mutilation Victims

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a series of informative videos about female genital mutilation to continue rais...

One European City Treated 4,000 FGM Victims

Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Nearly 4,000 women and girls have been hospitalized in London for female genital mutilation since 2009, according to figures obtained by the BBC. ...

David Cameron: 'We Cannot Rest Until Someone Is Prosecuted For Female Genital Mutilation'

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

David Cameron has vowed to make 2014 the year Britain will “end violence and discrimination against women” by stepping up action on FGM, forced ma...

FGM Is an Act of Terrorism -- Not an Act of Islam

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Extremists ascribing to Islam and anti-Islam extremists may passionately hate each other -- but both agree on much. One such myth both espouse is the fabrication that Islam endorses female genital mutilation, also known as FGM or infibulations.

'She Will Not Be Accepted For Marriage': Many Somaliland Teens Believe Female Genitals Should Be Cut

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) — The 30 Somali teenagers — both boys and girls — all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice shoul...

Female Genital Mutilation Victims In England Could Sue Government For Not Protecting Them

Evening Standard, London | Anna Davis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact

Victims of female genital mutilation could sue the government for millions for failing to protect them from the barbaric practice, leading lawyers war...

This Shocking Practice Is Still Legal In Mali -- It Must Be Stopped

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Paula Froelich

I have mixed feeling towards Mali. I loved my time there and made a lot of friends. I would go back in a heart beat... but. And it's a big BUT. It's one of the few countries in the world where female genital mutilation is still widely practiced (with a prevalence rate of 92 percent) and is legal.

The Most Important Trip for Men is Meeting Women Halfway

Iram Ganju | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Iram Ganju

Women continue to struggle for their equal rights, their reproductive and human rights against domestic violence, maternity leave, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners Make Progress in Egypt

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

By Jessica Gray, Women's eNews CAIRO, Egypt (WOMENSENEWS)-- Egyptian gynecologist Dr. Randa Fakhr Eldeen still remembers the horror she felt 20 yea...

Female Genital Mutilation Cases Should Be Treated As Child Abuse: Report

Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact

A new report is calling on medical professionals in England to take more of a hard-hitting role in putting an end to female genital mutilation (FGM). ...