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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 […]

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 […]

Q+A: On the frontlines of Senegal’s child marriage battle

August 8, 2011

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03 Aug 2011 10:44Source: trustlaw // George Fominyen Fatou Diakhate, who was married at 13 years and now campaigns for an end to child marriage, Keur Issa, Senegal, July 5, 2011./TRUSTLAW/George Fominyen This story is part of a TrustLaw special report on child marriage By George Fominyen BALIGA, Senegal (TrustLaw) – Is it possible to […]

Q+A: On the frontlines of Senegal’s child marriage battle

August 8, 2011

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03 Aug 2011 10:44Source: trustlaw // George Fominyen Fatou Diakhate, who was married at 13 years and now campaigns for an end to child marriage, Keur Issa, Senegal, July 5, 2011./TRUSTLAW/George Fominyen This story is part of a TrustLaw special report on child marriage By George Fominyen BALIGA, Senegal (TrustLaw) – Is it possible to […]

From child bride to Senegal rights crusader

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 08:00Source: trustlaw // George Fominyen Fatou Diakhate, who was married at 13 years and now campaigns for an end to child marriage, Keur Issa, Senegal, July 5, 2011./TRUSTLAW/George Fominyen By George Fominyen KEUR ISSA, Senegal, Aug 4 (TrustLaw) – Fatou Diakhate seemed so young when she was given away in marriage that […]

From child bride to Senegal rights crusader

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 08:00Source: trustlaw // George Fominyen Fatou Diakhate, who was married at 13 years and now campaigns for an end to child marriage, Keur Issa, Senegal, July 5, 2011./TRUSTLAW/George Fominyen By George Fominyen KEUR ISSA, Senegal, Aug 4 (TrustLaw) – Fatou Diakhate seemed so young when she was given away in marriage that […]