UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

UK brings first FGM prosecution forward

Efua Dorkenoo for Equality Now – WNN Breaking (WNN/EN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: As Metropolitan Police in the UK gave “sufficient evidence” to the Office of The Crown Prosecutors a medical doctor inside the UK has now been charged with performing an illegal FGM – Female Genital Mutilation procedure. This is the very first […]

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

UK: Women & girls who stand up against FGM may risk their lives

Lorna Gledhill for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN Features (WNN/OD/50:50) Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or circumcision, is a practice that involves incisions or injury to the female genitalia or removal of external genital tissue for non-medical reasons. Recent research by the World Health Organization […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moves to medicalize female mutilation could destroy ‘Stop FGM’ advocacy

Moves to medicalize female mutilation could destroy ‘Stop FGM’ advocacy

Faiza Jama Mohamed – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA: 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 […]