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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

United Nations unites with global activism for One Billion Rising

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES: United Nations officials today joined millions of people around the world who are taking a stance against violence against women as part of the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign. The One Billion Rising campaign, sponsored by the V-day Organization, seeks to mobilize men and women around the […]