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Silent Scream

March 13, 2012

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A short film by Integrate Bristol in partnership with Zed Productions This film was shown on 30th June 2011 at The Watershed Bristol.   SILENT SCREAM is a drama-documentary made by 27 young women who attend schools in the Bristol area. Its primary aim is to persuade the communities that the practice of female genital […]

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

February 22, 2012

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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 […]

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme for the Acceleration of the Abandonment of FGM/C

February 10, 2012

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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme for the Acceleration of the Abandonment of FGM/C

My battle against female genital cutting

February 6, 2012

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If China can get rid of footbinding, Africa can get rid of genital cutting – and Senegal might be on track to do just that Sister Fa guardian.co.uk, Monday 6 February 2012 Girls from a community that has abandoned FGC Photograph: Orchid Project/Julia Lalla-Maharajh I have been very lucky in my life. My music and […]

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,” […]

IRAQ: New research highlights link between FGM/C and mental disorders

January 13, 2012

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Photo: Petit1ze/FlickrEstimates of the prevalence of FGM/C in Iraqi Kurdistan vary greatly DUBAI, 13 January 2012 (IRIN) – New data out of Iraq shows what many psychologists suspected though little research has confirmed: Girls who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) are more prone to mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Results of the […]