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Will Female Genital Mutilation End in Egypt in 15 Years?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Egypt, women's rights, GBV, Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, risks, women, Human Rights, tradition, culture, Amel Fahmy, HarassMap )

- 1457 days ago -
The issue that has not been addressed yet in these programs is womenâEUR(TM)s sexual rights & freedoms. Fahmy considers FGM could be due to cultural, social or even religious beliefs, but it is still an issue of control. (NB Christians & Muslims practice FGM)
FGM Campaigners - Nigeria Ban Welcome, But Work Not Over
Health & Wellness  (tags: female genital mutilation, fgm, girls, women, Nigeria, health, risks )

- 1507 days ago -
Activists on Friday welcomed Nigeria's new law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), but warned that legislation alone will not be enough to eradicate the practice.
Number of FGM Victims in England and Wales Rockets in Past Decade
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, female mutilation, women's health )

- 1821 days ago -
The number of victims of female genital mutilation living in England and Wales has rocketed in a decade, figures reveal. New data shows that 103,000 women aged between 15 and 49 who migrated to England and Wales are living with the consequences of
End Female Genital Mutilation in the US ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, girls, women, family, health, mortality, human rights, freedoms )

- 1896 days ago -
The practice of FGM is illegal in the US but girls are being taken to other countries, usually their parents' country of origin where they are cut in what is now known as "vacation cutting."
Men Must Join Fight Against FGM, Leading Campaigner Urges
Health & Wellness  (tags: Women's health, FGM, mutilation, health, victims )

- 1929 days ago -
One of the world's leading campaigners against female genital mutilation has called on men to take up the fight against the practice. Maternal health pioneer Edna Adan, who was the first to speak out about ending FGM on Somali radio in the 1970s
Save Girls From Female Genital Cutting: TAKE ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: PETITION, action, FGM, ablation, infibulation, violence against girls, women violence, human rights, human rights. health, "publico instrumento de ablacion" )

- 3084 days ago -
Female genital cutting includes several different forms of cutting practiced for hundreds of years. Infibulation, the most severe, involves cutting some or all of the external genitalia, leaving only a very small opening for urination and menstruation.
Female Circumcision and Ugandan Politics
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, risks, FGM, FGC, Uganda, illegal, banned, politicians, women's rights, complications, pain )

- 3169 days ago -
Despite the practice having being banned outright in the eastern African country since last year, some 200 young girls from Sebei tribe have "willingly" registered to be circumcised in December this year.
URGENT ACTIVIST APPEAL! Please Help Save a Child Today!
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, girls, children, women, abuse, mutilation, human rights, torture, death, ethics, humans, risks, safety )

- 3507 days ago -
Please sign, copy and paste the letter below and email to the listed addresses. Please share far and wide. Also if you can think of other agencies or people who might be able to give assistance with this URGENT CAMPAIGN, please list them here.
Somalia: Raising Awareness Against FGM in Puntland
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, children, prevention, protection, female genital mutilation, fgm )

- 4112 days ago -
Halima [not her real name], a mother of five girls, shudders whenever she remembers how she suffered after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM/Cutting), a practice still widespread in Somalia
UNPFA Executive Director Obaid Calls On Governments To Commit To Ending Genital Cutting
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, FGM, female genital mutilation, risks, health, healthcare, children, death )

- 4168 days ago -
United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid last week in Accra, Ghana, called on governments to commit to ending genital cutting -- sometimes referred to as female circumcision or female genital mutilation -- and protect the righ
Cameroon: Traditions That Torture
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, risks, children, africa, FGM/C, FGM, violence, abuse, society )

- 4226 days ago -
Painful! This is the word that best describes the feeling of a woman undergoing female circumcision. The act, involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other parts to the female genital organs whether for cultural, religious o
"Circumcision" or "Mutilation"? And Other Questions About a Rite in Africa
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, abuse, children, FGM, FGM/C, risks, circuncision, africamiddle-east, asia, australia )

- 4226 days ago -
I'm not sure it's possible to find anyone dispassionate on this subject. The experts, like Lab readers, can't even even agree on what to call this procedure. (In my post I used several of the terms: circumcision, female genital mutilation, female genital
In Guinea-Bissau, a Victim of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Calls for Its End
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, violence, children, risks, exercise, FGM, FGM/Cprevention )

- 4226 days ago -
Ms. Cisse is committed to continuing to fight for FGM/C. "I am not afraid," she says. "I will do whatever it takes to have this traumatizing practice stop. This razor blade caused more than physical wounds in a woman's life."
Girl's Death Prompts Search for New Strategies to Fight FGM
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, women, death, children, violence, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 4312 days ago -
BURKINA FASO:The death of a 14-year-old girl from female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has sparked shock and anger in Burkina Faso, which has been seen as far ahead of other African countries in the fight against the practice.
A Slice of Bad Luck
Health & Wellness  (tags: FGM, women, children, abuse, risks )

- 4313 days ago -
She remembers the four women whose mouths were decorated with tattoos and who spoke a language she didn't understand, and how she struggled as one of them violated the most intimate part of her body with a razor blade. She remembers the searing pain

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