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Female Genital Mutilation: Horrifying encounter with FGM cutter women who butcher young girls with crude blade

Daily Mail — Standing barefoot with a viciously sharp blade in her hand this is a cutter woman who performs female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls as part of a misguided belief it prevents promiscuity and maintains family status in the traditional community. 85 more words


Gender equality key to ending dangerous and discriminatory practices

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Culture should not push us aside, but put us at the centre,” said Betty Naisenya Lolgisoi, a Kenyan activist, at a panel on eliminating practices that are harmful to women and girls, held last week at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Violence Against Women

Female Genital Mutilation Finally Illegal In Nigeria (Graphic Content)

Hello everyone!!!! This week was finals week so I have been extremely busy doing all nighters and depriving myself of sleep. Now that my exams are over, I am able to blog more often!! 635 more words

Right4Girls *Marks Pivotal Step Fordward In Fight Against Trafficking*

Fighting to end trafficking is a complex issue. We may not see the change ourselves, we do have to start the ball rolling. We have to understand why trafficking is happening and widely excepted in many countries. 19 more words


Female Genital Mutilation;a painful reality of the past.

Female Genital Mutilation or Female circumcision is the practice, of partially or totally removing the external genitalia of girls and young women for non-medical reasons. It is illegal in many countries. 80 more words


Headscarves and Hymens - Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is currently on a global book tour promoting her latest publication and global women’s issues.

Eltahawy was born in Port Said, Egypt.  231 more words

New study reveals female genital mutilation is practiced in Iran

The first authoritative study on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iran has found that the practice is carried out in four of the country’s major provinces. 184 more words