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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

inby Ummehani

Age: 28

Country: India

I was all of five and do not remember much. But what I do remember is my mum and my sister taking me to some Aunty’s house on the pretext of meeting a relative. 328 more words

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Announcing 16 Days of Activism with Sahiyo: Join the campaign!

Around the world, one out of every three women experiences some form of gender-based violence. And every year, the United Nations runs an international campaign to bring attention –and funds – to this universal cause. 760 more words


Behind the Walls

I have borrowed the words of a great singer, Tracy Chapman, “Behind the Walls”. This somehow already points to what I would like to share in this first blog. 936 more words


What can Bohras learn from a new report on the global status of female genital cutting?

by Aarefa Johari

This August, the Population Council and UK Aid published a unique, comprehensive report on Female Genital Cutting around the world, to serve as a valuable resource for anyone working to bring the practice to an end. 1,162 more words


'I am not traumatized or damaged, but I still want Khatna to stop'

By Anonymous

Age: 30

Country: United States

For the record, I have never been mutilated. I am not traumatized, damaged, or broken. Yes, something unfortunate happened to me that I wish had not; but I do not want to be labeled a survivor. 887 more words

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FGM/C from an artist’s perspective: Art for cultural change

By Owanto

How can art promote change? How can it transform the lives of millions of young women and girls?

Art offers another platform to increase visibility and raise awareness about this global issue. 640 more words