New campaign to Stop Female Genital Mutilation in Africa builds traction

New campaign to Stop Female Genital Mutilation in Africa builds traction

Efua Dorkenoo – WNN Featured Editorial (WNN/EN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: Writing about the global situation that continues to plague millions of girls worldwide, Program Director Ms. Efua Dorkenoo with the launch of The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM shares her belief that Female Genital Mutilation can be completely and fully eradicated around the globe […]

I dream someday of a day where FGM does not exist

I dream someday of a day where FGM does not exist

Madina Bocoum Daff – WNN Improve It (WNN/PI) Bamako, MALI, WESTERN AFRICA: “Woman has to suffer, woman has to endure”. We grew up listening to these words of my mother almost every day. She told us often “you have to keep your mouth shut whatever be the circumstance because you are a woman.” It was […]

Religious leaders support Zero Tolerance for FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Religious leaders support Zero Tolerance for FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Catherine Hornby – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Rome, ITALY, EUROPE: Religious leaders must convince women carrying out female genital mutilation that it is not required by scripture and it can cause infection, infertility or even death in young girls, say African ministers as Zero Tolerance for FGM day approaches on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The practice is […]

KENYA: Lawyers ask Men to Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

KENYA: Lawyers ask Men to Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kenya Correspondent, Gitonga Njeru –  WNN Features Pokot District, Kenya: Human rights lawyers are asking Kenyan men to be a stronger part of the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), which despite being illegal in Kenya, is still widely practiced by some communities. One of the communities that has not yet abandoned FGM is Kenya’s […]