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Female Genital Cutting is being practiced in Kerala too: Sahiyo investigation

by Aarefa Johari and Aysha Mahmood

(Read the Malayalam version of this report here.)

The practice of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in India has so far been associated only with the Dawoodi Bohra community and other smaller Bohra sub-sects. 1,591 more words

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പെൺസുന്നത്ത്/ചേലാകർമ്മം കേരളത്തിലും - ഒരു സഹിയോ അന്വേഷണം

– ആരിഫാ ജോഹരി , ആയിഷ മഹ്മൂദ് എന്നിവരുടെ കണ്ടെത്തലുകൾ.

(Read the English version of this report here.)

ഇന്ത്യയിൽ പെൺകുട്ടികളുടെ ചേലാകർമ്മം, ഇന്ന് വരെ  ദാവൂദി ബോഹ്‌റാ വിഭാഗക്കാരുടെ ഇടയിലും മറ്റു ചെറുബോഹ്‌റാ വിഭാഗങ്ങളുടെയും ഇടയിൽ മാത്രമാണ് ആചരിച്ചു വരുന്നത് എന്നാണു പൊതുവെയുള്ള വിശ്വാസം . 50 more words

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Why doctors need to speak out against female genital cutting in India

By Aarefa Johari

(A shorter version of this piece was published on the British Medical Journal’s blogs site on January 20, 2017. Read it here… 1,463 more words

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Why I am a proud supporter of Sahiyo

By: Anonymous

Age: 38
Country: India

As a Dawoodi Bohra woman, I am proud of Sahiyo and the work it is doing.

Because I am tired of people assuming that we as Muslim women are hapless victims that need to be rescued from their Islamic cultures steeped in orthodoxy and patriarchal traditions. 253 more words

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Khatna: A mother’s pain and a son's search for retribution

By: Anonymous

Age: 31
Country: United States

My mother is a woman of faith. The innate cultism of the Bohra community has never dissuaded her from being a part of it, attending every function on the bright, colorful Hijri calendar. 769 more words

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How I learned that FGM happens in India

By: Anonymous journalist whose friend underwent FGM

Age: 26
Country: India

“It was supposed to stop me from me doing ‘those things’. I’m not sure if it served the purpose,” M told me. 871 more words

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‘Girls must be circumcised or they will grow up loose’: Three Sri Lankan women talk about Female Genital Cutting

by: Bintari Hamza Zafar, a concerned Sri Lankan Muslim citizen

Country: Sri Lanka

Female Genital Mutilation is a serious problem in Sri Lanka. Almost all Sri Lankan Muslim women are circumcised. 624 more words

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