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Drop the drape on gender violence

In a recent report released by the UN, the startling truth about female genital mutilation (FGM) came to light. The report estimated that 200 million women/girls alive today have undergone some form of the procedure. 662 more words


Make child sex-determination must: Maneka Gandhi's idea is revolutionary, but it hasn't been thought out

Make child sex-determination must: Maneka Gandhi’s idea is revolutionary, but it hasn’t been thought out

Union Woman and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi suggested that child sex determination during pregnancy be made compulsory, the gender of the child registered right from that moment, and the birth be tracked. 1,075 more words

Female Feticide

Sexual Violence

Gigil (Tagalog) – That shivery, teeth-gritting thrill that accompanies a strong urge to lay your hands on something (while possibly holding yourself back from doing so).

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Zambian singer removed as gender violence spokesman

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia’s president revoked a popular singer’s position as ambassador against gender violence after the performer was accused of assaulting a woman. 205 more words


The Practice of Khatna or Female Genital Mutilation amongst the Dawoodi (Daudi) Bohra Shia Muslim Community – Part 1

(originally published on Ms. Dilshad Tavawala’s wordpress.com blog on  January 17, 2016. Reposted here with permission)

By Ms. Dilshad Tavawalla, B.A., LL.M., Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public – Toronto, Canada… 612 more words


Women and Development: Make schools safe for girls


ZIMBABWE – Nyaradzo “Nyari” Mashayamombe is the founder and executive director of Tag a Life International Trust, a girl child rights organisation. She uses real-life examples to explore the types of violence in schools that girls experience and how it affects their education: 321 more words



(Original Post on Imagining Equality Project Page, published in July 2014 by Global Fund for Women & International Museum of Women)

In this deeply personal piece, author Mariya Taher wrestles with and speaks out against khatna, female genital cutting, a tradition practiced by her family community… 2,102 more words