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Sahiyo participates in kick-off event for Women’s March in Frankfurt, Germany

On January 20th, the Modern Abolitionist Global Campaign will start a two day campaign, with a kick -off event that will be a screening of movies dealing with gender violence and discrimination against women. 106 more words

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Invest to end FGC in Asia: Why Sahiyo and 31 organisations are petitioning the U.N.

(TO READ AND SIGN THE PETITION, CLICK HERE

According to the United Nations, at least 200 million women in 30 countries have been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).  649 more words

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As a psychotherapist, I would not recommend khatna

by Anonymous

Age: 36

Country: India

I am a mental health professional and have been practicing counseling and therapy since 16 years. I learnt about the practice of ‘khatna’ (Type I FGM) by chance, as my family spoke about the ceremony for a cousin of mine. 359 more words

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We must realise that there is an alternative to khatna

by Insia Jaliwala

Age: 18

Country: India

The experience of khatna, not only the actual act but the implications of the practice, was a gradual revelation for me. 521 more words

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They told me they would call a 'bhoot' if I didn't stop screaming

(First published on February 26, 2016) 

by Fatema Kabira

Age: 19

Country: India

Seven years old. I was seven years old when they forced me to have a part of my femininity cut off. 562 more words

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I will not support khatna even if my in-laws pressurise me

by Ummehani

Age: 28

Country: India

I was all of five and do not remember much. What I do remember is my mum and my sister taking me to some Aunty’s house on the pretext of meeting a relative. 324 more words

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