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 […]

We can’t turn away from “the global problem” – FGM

We can’t turn away from “the global problem” – FGM

Cristina Ollagnier – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Strasbourg, FRANCE: I’ve known about the supreme abomination concerning female genital mutilation for over 20 years now. Still, the subject is rarely visible in the media world. There are only a handful (poor) associations who fight and inform against it, and despite some African countries to have forbidden it, […]

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Female Genital Mutilation, not Europe’s problem. Or is it?

Sabine Clappaert – WNN Features (WNN) EUROPE: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a topic that has been rarely associated with Western Europe, yet due to the arrival of immigrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, female circumcision has become a specific Western concern. It is estimated that in the European Union alone, […]