Increased conservatives in Egypt endanger ‘Stop FGM’ efforts

Increased conservatives in Egypt endanger ‘Stop FGM’ efforts

Elizabeth Arrott – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTH AFRICA: Egyptian activists are concerned that the rise of Islamist politicians could undermine years of work to discourage female genital mutilation. The practice, and the movement against it, however, have far deeper roots in the country. To its supporters, it is a sign of purity, community […]

Reversing FGM – Female Genital Mutilation worldwide is an uphill climb

Reversing FGM – Female Genital Mutilation worldwide is an uphill climb

Faiza Jama Mohamed – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe form of discrimination against girls.  It is an extremely violent act of control and an utterly invasive and destructive assault of the female sexual organs.  It promotes the idea that there is something fundamentally wrong with girls, which needs […]

EGYPT: Gynecologist & Cairo woman discuss female mutilation

EGYPT: Gynecologist & Cairo woman discuss female mutilation

Nanna Sejsbo – WNN Features (WNN) CAIRO: Heba, a 27 year old Egyptian woman, closes the door, offering a tray of glasses of sparkling red Karkale-nectar. Hibiscus-petals swim to the surface of the drink. The walls of her apartment are likewise painted in clear colors, and the floors are lined with pillows. Heba does not […]