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Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

April 27, 2012

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Reblogged from kractivist By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012 AFP Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th birthday party. The mutilation occurred not in Africa, where the practice is most prevalent, but in […]

Fears of female genital mutilation revival in Egypt

April 2, 2012

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Posted on 02 April 2012. Auveen WoodsWVoN co-editor Azza El Garf, a prominent member of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and one of just 11 female parliamentarians in Egypt, has publicly denounced the 2008 ban on genital cutting (or female genital cutting, ‘FGM’) for Egyptian women. “It is […]

Women Expose Secret Genital Cutting Rite

January 30, 2012

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PAKISTAN-INDIABy Zofeen Ebrahim A Bohra woman in traditional costume. Credit:Fahim Siddiqi/IPS KARACHI, Jan 30, 2012 (IPS) – “It was a dark and dingy room, where an elderly woman asked me to take off my panties, made me sit on a low wooden stool with my legs parted and then did something…I screamed out in pain,” […]

Women Expose Secret Genital Cutting Rite

January 30, 2012

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PAKISTAN-INDIABy Zofeen Ebrahim A Bohra woman in traditional costume. Credit:Fahim Siddiqi/IPS KARACHI, Jan 30, 2012 (IPS) – “It was a dark and dingy room, where an elderly woman asked me to take off my panties, made me sit on a low wooden stool with my legs parted and then did something…I screamed out in pain,” […]

January 23, 2012

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NAIROBI, 23 January 2012 (PlusNews) – A small Kenyan study has found that more women than men feel HIV is a less serious threat after their male partners are circumcised; the study also made local news for finding that female partners of recently circumcised men found sex more enjoyable. Photo: Edgar Mwakaba/IRINMore women than men […]

AFRICA: Political leadership key to male circumcision success

July 20, 2011

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Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPolitical leadership needed  ROME, 18 July 2011 (PlusNews) – Countries that have been quick to incorporate medical male circumcision into their HIV prevention programmes are already seeing good results compared with those that have been slower to embrace the procedure, say experts. Following three African trials that proved the efficacy of male circumcision […]

AFRICA: Political leadership key to male circumcision success

July 20, 2011

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Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPolitical leadership needed  ROME, 18 July 2011 (PlusNews) – Countries that have been quick to incorporate medical male circumcision into their HIV prevention programmes are already seeing good results compared with those that have been slower to embrace the procedure, say experts. Following three African trials that proved the efficacy of male circumcision […]