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FGM India’s Dark Secret- Break The Silence #EndFGM

Communities practicing female genital mutilation for generations believe it is ‘just a pinch of skin’ with no lasting impact on the girl International Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation, marked on February 6 every year, is an important… Continue Reading →

What is it like to have undergone female genital mutilation ? #Vaw #FGM #Womenrights

Out in the open What is it like to have undergone female genital mutilation, asks NID student’s film Jyoti Punwani [email protected]   When a 24-year-old student of film and video communication at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad received… Continue Reading →

Denial of abortion is “torture,” says United Nations report #Vaw #reproductiverights

Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré by Susan Michelle Tyrell March 25, 2013, A report recently presented to the United Nations (PDF link) says that a denial of abortion can be considered torture, in line with actual methods of… Continue Reading →

Egypt women’s NGO takes pro-FGM Parliamentarian to court

Manar Ammar | 4 May 2012 Egypt MP Azza el-Garf publicly supports FGM, and is being sued by a local women’s org. Egypt’s New Women Foundation said they are suing Islamist Parliament member Azza al-Garf over her pro-female genitals mutilation (FGM)… Continue Reading →

100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain and some are 10 -year-olds

London, April 23 2012,  by Pamela Owen, Dalily Mail As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it… Continue Reading →

Journalist who wrote about female genital mutilation (FGM) forced into hiding

Source: Gulf News | AFP A Liberian journalist says she has been forced into hiding after lifting the lid on initiation rituals, including genital mutilation, by a secretive women’s society. Mae Azango, a reporter with Liberian daily Front Page Africa, published a story on… Continue Reading →

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