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Dear daughter, I am sorry you were circumcised

A heartfelt letter from a Bohra father, who wished to remain unnamed, to his grown-up daughter:

Dear Daughter,

Many years ago, I made a mistake. Your mother came to me and said “I’m going to have our daughter circumcised”. 354 more words

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Sahiyo welcomes the new WHO guidelines to improve care for millions living with female genital cutting

The new World Health Organisation guidelines released at the Women Deliver conference, 2016, in Copenhagen is a huge win for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting activists worldwide. Sahiyo is cheering on too! 413 more words


Bohra men must speak up to save their daughters from female circumcision

Name: Yusuf
Country: India

The fatwa given during the Zikra majlis by Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin in favor of female genital cutting dug up the wound that exists in my heart which makes me write this post. 965 more words

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Respected Syedna, we are all disappointed by your views on female circumcision

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin’s recent wa’az (sermon) in Mumbai has come as a disappointment. For almost three months now, Dawoodi Bohras who wish to see an end to female circumcision (khatna) had been hopeful. 967 more words


Female Genital Cutting

The Issue under discussion is female genital cutting. It is a process of removing the external genitalia of females wholly or partly for cultural and religious reasons. 1,003 more words


FGM: The continual 

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), likewise known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is an illegal and punishable by law.

FGM is a torture to the female as it is widely depicted to destroy womanly dignity of the person cut. 116 more words


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Cultural Views on Female Genital Cutting

Drop an uninformed westerner in a village in Guinea-Bissau about to engage in a ritual female circumcision, and she will almost certainly experience a severe case of life shock to what for this culture is a normalized and meaningful practice. 453 more words

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