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The Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Win a Month of training at the Guardian in London

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and The Guardian are launching the Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on FGM for journalists reporting on FGM across Africa. 405 more words

Opportunity Desk

Girls’ Empowerment Race in Samara to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Addis Ababa, Samara, 1 October 2015 – UNICEF Ethiopia, in partnership with the Afar Bureau of Women Children and Youth Affairs (BoWCYA), the Afar Sport Commission and the Great Ethiopian Run, is organising a mass participation 5 km race in Samara on Sunday 4 October 2015, to promote Girls’ Empowerment. 653 more words


Event: One day workshop: The Fear of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) as grounds for seeking asylum

Oxford Rights Workshop: The Fear of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as grounds for seeking asylum

Female Genital Mutilation is child abuse and torture. It is illegal in the UK, but the Home Office is consistently rejecting claims to refugee status made by women and girls who seek asylum because they fear they will be subjected to FGM if forced to return to their home countries. 644 more words


Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria!

Nigeria’s president has signed legislation banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which is a first step into the right direction. I just wonder who is going to enforce this law. 133 more words


THE GREEN INFERNO: movie in review

Never have I been more excited to hand some teenaged clerk $10.50 to see a movie. And I’m not quite sure why. Maybe its because I’m the guy who typically buys candy bars and packs of gum in the checkout line when I see a “On Sale” sign. 1,138 more words


Cultural Views on Female Genital Cutting

Drop an uninformed westerner in a village in Guinea-Bissau about to engage in a ritual female circumcision, and she will almost certainly experience a severe case of life shock to what for this culture is a normalized and meaningful practice. 453 more words

Social Issues

Unnecessary Harm: the Ritual of Mass Circumcision

Imagine yourself standing in an elementary school in Bandung, Indonesia. The hallways are teaming with festive energy. It’s not the first day of school. No, today is an annual mass circumcision event. 229 more words