Gambian government has introduced a ban on Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM ) which comes into effect immediately. The country’s leader – President Yahya Jammeh made a public proclamation outlawing the ancient practice. 28 more words
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It is estimated that some 3,780 women and girls, aged between 15 and 44, in Ireland have been subject to female genital mutilation (FGM).
FGM involves the full or partial removal of a woman’s outer genital organs. 693 more words
Well for starters the eagle-eyed amongst you will have spotted the new header image! It is an extract from a textbook I found lying around in an orthopaedic theatre a while back, and it still brings a smile to my face every time I see it! 180 more words
The traditional life of a Maasai warrior in Kenya involves learning how to hunt and herd cattle. One group of Maasai warriors have now learnt a surprising new skill – playing cricket – and they’ve formed a team. 364 more words
Jaha Dukureh was born in The Gambia. She was infibulated in infancy, and at fifteen sent to America to marry a man in his forties. 291 more words