Female Genital Mutilation Zero Tolerance Day: can the practice ever be eradicated?

2019-02-08 14:32

There are more than three million girls worldwide at risk for FGM annually, 180 000 in Europe.

Recent court case shines light on the horrors of female genital mutilation

2018-12-04 15:52

International groups have fought to abolish the cultural practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) for decades, but a new US court ruling has shocked and discouraged activists.

Is it possible for you to be a Muslim woman and a feminist?

2018-04-26 09:33

Is Islam really here to empower women, or to oppress us? Here's what the Qur'an really says about women's rights in Islam.

Movies may help end female genital mutilation

2016-10-19 11:38

A team from Switzerland and Sudan found that changing attitudes through entertainment could contribute to the abandoning of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Gambia criminalises female genital mutilation

2015-12-29 19:05

Gambian lawmakers have passed a bill criminalising female circumcision and introducing prison terms of up to three years for anyone flouting the ban.

Genital butchering happening on our doorstep

2015-11-04 00:00

With a Danish national currently in court after 21 clitorises were found in his fridge in Bloem, it is important to understand that this is not an isolated case.

Sierra Leoneans halt genital mutilation amid Ebola fears

2015-03-23 08:02

Fear of the spread of Ebola has slowed the common practice of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone - an opportunity that British minister, Lindsay Northover believes should be capitalised.

ISIS orders genital mutilation for Iraqi women

2014-07-24 16:46

ISIS in Iraq has ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation.

How female genital mutilation affects giving birth

2009-08-17 10:55

Female circumcision raises the risks during childbirth.


Woman talks about growing up in an all-female village where men are banned

2019-02-04 20:39

Umoja Uaso is a village formed by women for women in the desert surrounding Mount Kenya.

Swedish girls advised to put a teaspoon in their underwear when they fear being taken

2018-06-14 17:38

The tactic to be used at airports is to help girls escape trafficking, forced marriage or female genital mutilation.

Michigan targets parents in genital mutilation case

2017-05-07 11:05

A US lawyer says Michigan's child welfare agency is moving to terminate parental rights in two Detroit-area families in an investigation of female genital mutilation.

21 clitorises: Genital mutilation is a hate crime against women

2016-03-07 14:35

Danish man proves that genital mutilation continues to be a symptom of gender violence

Thousands of girls in Tanzania still undergoing genital mutilation

2015-11-04 12:00

We talk to a FGM specialist to find out why this illegal and horrifying act is still being practiced.

Woman dies after genital mutilation aimed at conception

2015-09-17 22:00

A woman has died in northern Zimbabwe after her genitals were mutilated in the hopes that it would help her conceive, it has been reported.

Our top reads this week

2014-07-25 10:05

Female genital mutilation still rife in Africa

2014-06-17 14:04

Female genital mutilation is a form of gender-based discrimination and violence and must be eradicated, says the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay.

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