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Stop Female Genital Cutting (warning: upsetting topic)

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To: Lynne Featherstone MP

Dear Lynne,

I am writing to ask you to make it a PRIORITY to stop all Female Genital Cutting in Britain NOW. 541 more words

Children's Rights

Khatna among Suleimanis, from the perspective of an 'outsider'

by Koen Van den Brande
Age: 55
Country: India

More than ten years ago, in a nikah ceremony in Karachi, I became a Muslim when I married a member of the Suleimani community. 1,983 more words

Stories And Narratives

Dealing with Aunt Flow

I haven’t had to deal with so-called feminine hygiene products AKA blood catchers for about 20 years.  I generally only take an interest when it comes to safety and environmental issues, like dioxins in tampons. 593 more words

Women's Health

A conversation on Khatna with Suleimani Bohras

Sahiyo co-founder Shaheeda Tavawalla-Kirtane talks to Shabnam Muqbil and her husband, Koen Van den Brande, who give us an introduction to the Suleimanis and throw light on the practice of ‘khatna’ amongst their community. 1,443 more words

Stories And Narratives

Is there only a little piece of flesh between ‘good’ and ‘bad’, asks a Suleimani Bohra

by Shabnam Muqbil
Age: 52
Country: India

It has happened to me too……….

When I was 6 years old, I came from abroad to India with my mother to spend a two-month long summer vacation in Badr Bagh, the seat of the Suleimani community in Mumbai, where I was born. 397 more words

Stories And Narratives

Female Genital Cutting exists to preserve patriarchy: A Bohra survivor speaks out

by Mubaraka Motiwala
Age: 18
Country: India

(This essay was first published on the Safe City blog on January 22, 2017)

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.   844 more words

Stories And Narratives

Sahiyo blog post wins a Laadli Media Award

A Bohra woman’s personal essay about her experience of Female Genital Cutting, published on Sahiyo’s blog last year, has won the prestigious Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2015-16. 236 more words