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FGM is Embraced as a Traditional Practice in Indonesia: Research

By Nurhadi Sucahyo With a knife, a razor blade, scissors or a needle, half of Indonesia’s girls are circumcised, and a new study found that it...

FGM has No Health Benefits: UN

U.N. agencies warn that the widespread prevalence of female genital mutilation is exacting a heavy toll in both human and economic terms. The U.N....

Kenya Leads a Movement to End FGM by 2023

By Rael Ombuor Despite Kenya banning female genital mutilation in 2011, the tradition of circumcising girls has continued in some ethnic communities. President Uhuru Kenyatta...

No More Schoolgirls Examined For Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya

No schoolgirls in western Kenya are being forced to undergo examinations for female genital mutilation, Kenyan authorities said Tuesday, after a government official sparked...

Kurdish Iraq Strives To End Female Genital Mutilation

Dark skies were threatening rain over an Iraqi Kurdistan village, but one woman refused to budge from outside a house where two girls were...

The Risk of FGM Hangs Above British Schoolgirls During Holiday Break

As many families prepare to holiday abroad during the festive season, British charities on Monday warned that girls taken overseas could be at risk...

The Attention Shifts To The U.S. As It Strikes Down FGM Law

When a U.S. district judge last month ruled a federal ban on female genital mutilation unconstitutional, he undercut the federal government and alarmed anti-FGM...

Female Genital Mutilation Unconstitutional: Michigan Judge

Women’s rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this week that a law protecting girls from genital mutilation...

Teens Still At Risk But FGM Rate Goes Down in Africa: Research

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has dropped drastically among African children this century, research shows, but campaigners said Wednesday that teenagers and young women remained...

The Tale Of Dying Dreams In The Name Of Tradition

It was during her first year of high school in rural western Kenya that Mary Kuket says she was "sacrificed to tradition" and her...

British Children Learning Basics of FGM to Curb the Taboos

As teacher Tanya Mathiason flicked through a slideshow to display diagrams of male and female genitalia to primary school children in northwest London, no...

“The Restorers” : Kenyan Girls Use Technology to Combat Female Genital Mutilation

Technovation Challenge World Pitch Summit, a competition that invites girls from around the world to come up with tech solutions to local community...

Emergency-room doctor in US Arrested in Michigan for performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on girls between ages of 6 and 8

US, April 16, 2017: An emergency-room doctor in the U.S. Midwest has been arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation on girls between the...

Human Rights Watch appeals Egypt to enact new and harsher legal penalties to curb female genital mutilation (FGM) practices

"Broader law reform is needed to adequately combat this horrific practice" says Rothna Begum from HRW An estimated 90 percent of Egyptian women have...

FGM (Female Genital Mutilation): Europe’s next rising predicament

FGM-Female Genital Mutilation is a practice that affects some 200 million women and girls worldwide It's illegal across the EU where the cutters often...

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