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Stifling Stigma: Why Avoiding Judgement is Key for Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting

Stifling Stigma: Why Avoiding Judgement is Key for Accelerating the Abandonment of Female Genital Cutting

Abstract

When discussed in the global North and West, the issue of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) often sparks visceral reactions of fear, disgust, anger, and dejection.

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Social Policy

The history of women

On this day, June 4, in 1919 the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was passed by the American Congress giving women the right to vote. 88 more words

Cutting

“There’s no question this is a global-health issue. In the U.S., adult women are capable of giving consent for surgical procedures. But what would it take to get a woman in an African country to the same position of being able to give consent? 208 more words

Politiku

Female genital modification - April 30, 2014

…the cutting edge of a double standard

In February, 2014, the Ontario’s Sexual Health Network organized an update on “female genital mutilation” (also known as “female genital cutting”). 1,090 more words

Sexual Health

FGM & Islam

Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Islamic?

First and foremost, let us examine the claim that Islam and FGM are tied to one another in terms of practice: The United Nations concludes that FGM  is practiced across regions, as opposed to religions. 278 more words

#UseYour Head To End Gender Based Violence

“Can you hear that sound?

Rising from the silence.

Take a look around.

See the people of the future! Yeah”

The above words were written by extraordinary, dedicated and passionate young people of… 763 more words

#UseYourHead

Female Genital Cutting

Girls may be circumcised because of cultural and religious beliefs. This is called Female Genital Cutting (FGC), or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). DHS data indicates that almost 32% of Kenya women have been circumcised. 530 more words