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Hijacking FGM won't help anti-circumcision activism

First things first, and I know some people are going to get upset about this because I’ve already upset some of them.

It is wrong to make changes to another person’s body without their consent. 951 more words

Fear of seeming racist is enabling female genital mutilation

Do you remember Alan Kurdi, the poor, drowned three-year-old whose photograph provoked a wave of sympathy for migrants almost exactly a year ago? Social media lit up with outrage — something must be done! 71 more words


Defending the innocence of children

Over the weekend we learned from The Spectator that over 6,000 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported by NHS staff last year (tens of thousands more are thought to go unreported). 359 more words

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Sembène Ousmane's 'Moolaadé' to be screened at FilmClub

FILMCLUB will be screening Moolaadé,  directed by Sembène Ousmane, at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg at 7pm on Tuesday, September 27. 265 more words


Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Angela Peabody. Airs from September 27th on.

What is Female Genital Mutilation?
Female Genital Mutilation, more commonly known as Female Circumcision is the intentional removal of the external parts of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. 861 more words

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Tackling the Twinkle: Dr Kate Cook talks about cutting and women's genitals

Written by Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University.

In this post I am going to discuss female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). I am not going to describe what is done in the name of “cutting” in great detail. 688 more words


A brief report on Sahiyo's media workshop on khatna among Bohras

On August 8, 2016, Sahiyo conducted its first media training workshop at The Press Club in Mumbai. The workshop was held in partnership with the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), and its objective was to train journalists on how to sensitively and effectively report on the practice of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. 804 more words