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My Cry For Woman

Recently a young woman was gang raped in a university in Nigeria. And the response of many young Nigerians, both male and female, was something along the lines of this: “Yes, rape is wrong. 314 more words

Social Issues

Saving girls from the 'cutting season'

Girls in parts of Tanzania are often forced to undergo female genital mutilation, even though the practice is illegal. Faced with FGM, many had nowhere to turn – until now. 560 more words


Of Generalizations and Critiques - A response to Reza Aslan's CNN tirade

Yes, sometimes we paint people with a broad brush, but nobody seems to mind when we say nice things; Islam is a religion of peace, Muslims are good, decent people, the Qu’ran is a wonderful guide to life,the Prophet Muhammad is the ideal man. 1,112 more words


Only just over the threshold

I am tending to think that there’s a repositioning of the threshold criteria going on at the moment. It is a little hard to call, since there’s always been the unspoken background that what constitutes threshold in Liverpool doesn’t necessarily be the same things that consitute threshold in Torquay. 2,181 more words

Case Law

പെണ്‍ ലൈംഗികാവയവഛേദനം (ഫീമെയില്‍ ജെനറ്റല്‍ മ്യൂറ്റലേഷന്‍): "അവരൊന്നും ബാക്കി വച്ചില്ല..."

ഫെബ്രുവരി 6, ആഫ്രിക്കയുടെ  വേദനകളെ പാട്ടുകളാക്കി ലോകത്തിനുമുന്നില്‍ പാടിത്തകര്‍ത്ത ‘ബോബ്‌ മാര്‍ലി’ യുടെ പിറന്നാള്‍ ദിനമായാണ് നമ്മള്‍ അറിയുന്നത്. എന്നാല്‍ ആഫ്രിക്ക ഉള്‍പ്പെടെയുള്ള രാജ്യങ്ങളില്‍ നടക്കുന്ന അനാചാരങ്ങള്‍ക്കെതിരെ വെളിച്ചം വീശാന്‍ ‘പെണ്‍ലൈംഗികാവയവഛേദന’ വിരുദ്ധ ദിനമായി കൂടി ഫെബ്രുവരി 6 ആചരിക്കപ്പെടുന്നു എന്ന് എത്ര പേര്‍ക്കറിയാം?

Rite of Passage

Her whole life had been leading up to this day, and it was almost over. Zahra was now a married woman. It was a big Sudanese wedding with over a hundred guests. 2,240 more words


Malian Immigrants Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Mali is one of the countries with the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world.  Around 90% of women nation-wide are estimated to have had the procedure done, with the rate closer to 100% in ethnic groups such as Malinké, Bambara and Soninké. 311 more words