Sex charge should stick in mutilation case, feds say

full article originally posted at: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/10/19/sex-charge-stick-genital-mutilation-case-feds-say/106793430/ Detroit – Dr. Jumana Nagarwala digitally penetrated and cut the genitalia of 7-year-old girls and should face a sex charge in the nation’s first female genital mutilation trial, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors made the argument four weeks after the Northville doctor and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar of…

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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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FGM Campaigner Leyla Hussein on Why Genital Cutting Is a Global Problem

Originally Posted at: https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/community/2017/10/11/fgm-campaigner-leyla-hussein-on-why-genital-cutting-is-a-global-problem NEW YORK – Leyla Hussein has become one of the world’s most visible campaigners against female genital mutilation (FGM). However, the FGMsurvivor, psychotherapist and award-winning advocate for gender equality, thinks the practice can only be stamped out if the affected communities tackle it with just the right combination of political…

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Ohio may ban female genital mutilation for girls under 18

Full Article orginally Posted at:http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-may-ban-female-genital-mutilation-for-girls-under/ZUEBgGRGt3De0vxtNoUlTO/ Columbus Ohio does not explicitly prohibit female genital mutilation — a practice that state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, wants to outlaw for girls under 18. “It is pretty evident that it’s an extremely painful procedure and it has life-long effects on young women, ” Lehner…

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Unreported, Unsuspected, Undetected

The hidden trafficking of the practice of underground female genital mutilation in the United States often goes unreported, unsuspected and undetected. The first federal prosecution of female genital mutilation (18 USC § 116) is occurring in Detroit, Michigan, with the indictment of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, the alleged mutilator, along with eight…

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