Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), likewise known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is an illegal and punishable by law.
FGM is a torture to the female as it is widely depicted to destroy womanly dignity of the person cut. 116 more words
The Directors of Bantaba have worked in communities where female genital mutilation (FGM) is rife. They personally know girls who have been subjected to FGM against their will by relatives and who have almost died as a result. 268 more words
Look at the countries named in this report: Malaysia, Oman, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia — Muslim countries. FGM, says this report, is also common in Western countries with a large number of immigrants from countries where FGM is practiced. 101 more words
A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, found that at least two hundred million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in thirty different countries. 93 more words
This post is co-written by: Rachel, Policy Associate and Salma, Egypt Fellow
Around the world, women’s and girls’ value as human beings is all too often based largely upon their sexuality, rather than their personal and societal contributions. 1,063 more words
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. To mark the day watch our new audio slideshow which explores the stories behind some of the girls and women who have undergone this procedure or who themselves perform it on others. 391 more words