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Female Genital Mutilation I was cut

June 8, 2012

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By Reem Jamiel, June 7, 2012 When my mom told me that we were going out, I was thrilled, which was unlike me, given that I was a shy six-year-old who dreaded meeting new people. My mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, Sahar, and I piled in the car and drove to the village clinic where my […]

Tide is Turning Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

May 24, 2012

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22 May 20122011 Annual Report documents accelerating progress In the past, almost all Somali girls were cut. But the Joint Programme aims to change that for the next generation. For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was […]

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 […]

100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain and some are 10 -year-olds

April 23, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist London, April 23 2012, by Pamela Owen, Dalily Mail As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported. Investigators from The Sunday Times said they secretly filmed […]

Fistula – Another Blight on the Child Bride

April 20, 2012

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By Zofeen Ebrahim Bano and her cleric husband campaigning against child marriage. Credit:Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS KARACHI, Pakistan, Apr 13, 2012 (IPS) – It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter to flow out through […]

Where Men Now Fear to Tread

April 4, 2012

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By Hannah Rubenstein No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS UMOJA, Kenya, Apr 4, 2012 (IPS) – No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya; one has not for two decades. It is a village only of and […]

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 […]