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Fact Sheet: U.S. Work for Abandonment of Female Cutting

February 22, 2012


18 February 2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 18, 2012 2011/254 FACT SHEET The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women […]

Eyes that haunt: Life as seen by an Ethiopian child bride

January 26, 2012


Tigist was just 15 when she left school and married her husband Bekele. Gillian Gaynair from the International Center for Research on Women meets them in their home in northern Ethiopia and discovers that attitudes towards child marriage in this remote and beautiful region are beginning to change. Tigist greets us with a shy smile […]