Category Archives: Female genital cutting

Hibo Wadere speaks about her experience with FGM

Hibo Wadere was circumcised as a young girl.  In her book, she discusses her fight against female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom and how her own circumcision has affected her life and relationships. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36101342

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Former circumciser in Ethiopia advocates for ending Female Circumcision

http://www.unfpa.org/news/%E2%80%9Cnever-ever%E2%80%9D-again-%E2%80%93-former-circumciser-calls-end-fgm Asiya Hamed is a woman who was a traditional birth attendant and female circumciser in her community, the Afambo District in Ethiopia. She now advocates for the ending of Female Circumcision/Female Genital Mutilation (FC/FGM). After training through the Afar Pastoralist Development Association … Continue reading

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FGM banned in Nigeria

This is a short, online article celebrating the banning of female circumcision, also often referred to as female genital mutilation. The bill, The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015, was signed by Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan and passed by the Nigerian … Continue reading

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Working towards ending FGM

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50015&Kw1=Genital+Mutilation&Kw2=Women&Kw3=#.VfDCr_lViko February 6 of each year is “The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.” This article highlights efforts of the UN in educating communities about the myths and negative outcomes of this procedure still common in several … Continue reading

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Mona el-Tahawy and Leila Ahmed discuss FP “Why do they hate us” piece

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Z0DB2XOoHc

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A Call to End Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

Carolina Fonseca Somalia is a small country in East Africa where female genital mutilation is widespread and consists of the most severe form of female circumcision. This violent act of removing the clitoris, or parts of it, has grown to … Continue reading

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