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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


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

Breaking the cycle to end gender-based violence

I am one of the lucky ones.

Every morning, I wake up excited to attend another day of school. At school, I have an opportunity to learn new things, enjoy my lessons and participate in new activities. 578 more words

Gender Equality

Jaha's Campaign to end FGM

I used to think that FGM stayed in countries where it is originally practiced.That is not the case.When immigrants who believe in FGM move-they take the practice with them.Please watch these videos by Jaha Dukurey, and see what you can do to protect  our girls.


Somali women and Female Genital Cutting: A Mark of Cultural Identity, or Extreme Violence Against Women and Girls?

Image by Awesame Mohamed (Digital Journal) , via Wikimedia Commons

Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has described female genital mutilation, or cutting, as among the “most extreme manifestations of gender-based violence there is”. 1,610 more words