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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

Stories And Narratives

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


I will not let my younger daughter be cut, says a Bohra father

by Hozefa Anik

Age: 40

Country: India

The first time I heard about khatna was some 15-16 years ago, when I was working in Doha, Qatar. 420 more words

Stories And Narratives

Tips on Writing a Letter to Your Legislator or Government Official

Sahiyo has been seeing an increase in the number of individuals sending letters to their legislators or government officials regarding their concern that FGC or khatna is occurring in their community. 323 more words


#NoMoreKhatna: Highlights from Sahiyo's animated Twitter chat on FGC

On July 7, 2016, we at Sahiyo hosted our first Twitter chat on Female Genital Cutting (FGC) from our Twitter handle, @sahiyo2016.

The need for an online debate on this subject evolved for various reasons. 1,002 more words