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our culture... Is it worth it?

We have heard about them on radio, we have watched them on TV, and read their stories on print and online media. They could have been us, our mums, our sisters, our friends, or our daughters. 456 more words

Culture

However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph

Author is mostly known for

  • She is the founder of Tostan, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) headquartered in Dakar, Senegal whose mission it is to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on the respect of human rights.
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Western

UN Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo Visits UK - My Briefing Note On Violence Against Women And Girls

Rashida Manjoo, Professor of Public Law of the University of Cape Town, and Special Rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, was in London today to deliver her… 569 more words

Published Papers & Articles

Revoking Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Honorary Degree Doesn't Make Brandeis Anti-Feminist

Over the past few days, I’ve seen folks all over the Internet declare that my alma mater is complicit in the war on women. Apparently it also supports “ 787 more words

Violence

Mutilated to uphold her father's name

Like all the females in my family I was cut. They cut me because it is custom, they cut me because I am female, they cut me to uphold my father’s name, they cut me because family honor came before freedom of choice. 406 more words

Women

The Real Economics Of FGM: It's (Much) More Than 'Wages'

What do we know about the economics of FGM, or prospects for girls and young women with FGM in western countries?  Probably not much.  The REPLACE2 conference (London, 11 April ’14) took the theme ‘ 2,549 more words

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