These are the best and worst megacities for women to live in

Article originally posted at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a13042245/best-and-worst-megacities-for-women/ When it comes to the best place to be a woman, it turns out London isn’t so bad. The UK capital has been deemed the best megacity for women, according to the results of a survey carried out by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The poll questioned 380 experts in…

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Women fleeing FGM find abuse in Libya

  Article was originally posted at: http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2017/10/59e75e0d4/women-fleeing-fgm-find-abuse-in-libya.html Aisha (not her real name) was seven years old when she underwent the procedure in her native Ivory Coast. Her eldest daughter was four when it happened to her. Last year Aisha fled with her youngest daughter to save her from being cut. But…

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FBI Launches New Fight to Uncover Secretive Female Genital Mutilation in US

Originally posted at:http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/october/fbi-launches-new-fight-to-uncover-secretive-female-genital-mutilation-in-us   Most Americans are unaware of a very old, barbaric tradition which continues to be practiced to this day inside their own country. For decades, the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has continued in the US due to secretive trafficking. This torture has endured unsuspected,…

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Here are the world’s 10 most dangerous cities for women and what they have in common

Originally posted at: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10/16/here-are-the-worlds-10-most-dangerous-cities-for-women-and-what-they-have-in-common/ According to a Thompson Reuters Foundation survey, a ranking of the worst mega-cities for women finds that not one of the top 10 is in the U.S. — and only two are in the Western hemisphere. What are the top 10 mega-cities in this poll? The top 10 cities, starting with the…

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NCC talk: Ending genital mutilation and child marriage

Originally posted at : http://cccnews.info/2017/10/16/ncc-talk-ending-genital-mutilation-and-child-marriage/ Jaha Dukureh, a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage, will speak at Nassau Community College about Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in This Country and Around the World on Wednesday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m.…

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Cairo named riskiest megacity for women, worse since Arab spring

    Originally posted at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4983416/Cairo-named-riskiest-megacity-women-worse-Arab-spring.html Cairo was named on Monday as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international poll with women’s rights experts saying the treatment of women in the Egyptian capital has worsened since a 2011 uprising seeking social change. Cairo came out worst when the Thomson…

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Beyonce dedicated a powerful clip global problem

Originally posted at: http://gearsofbiz.com/beyonce-dedicated-a-powerful-clip-global-problem/126418 The campaign #FreedomForGirls popular singer Beyonce presented the video for the song “Freedom”. Campaign #FreedomForGirls promotes global UN goals. One of them is that by 2030 the world needs to get rid of violence against women in all its forms. Video for the song “Freedom” beyoncé was…

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Half a Million Girls & Women in the United States at Risk

Full Article originally posted at: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Half a Million Girls & Women in the United States at Risk Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC (October 12, 2017)—The Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University, together with the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation and RAHMA, will…

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Less Judgement, More Action Is Needed On Female Genital Mutilation

Originally posted at: https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/less-judgement-more-action-is-needed-on-female-genital-mutilation-shaazia-ebrahim/ Despite the dangers and growing opposition to the practice, female genital mutilation (FGM) persists across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, over 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone FGM – the partial or total removal of their external female genitalia – or other…

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Girls As Young As Infants Married by Parents

Full Article originally posted at: https://www.voanews.com/a/child-marriages-a-worldwide-issue/4065311.html Even before you finish reading this sentence, a girl-child will have gotten married in some part of the world illegally, new research reported Tuesday. Nearly 1 in every 4 seconds, or 20,000 girls younger than 18 are married each day illegally. Like the 12-year-old girl who…

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