Activist Speaks On How She Survived ‘Highly Demonic’ Female Genital Mutilation

Full Article Originally Posted at: http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/21/activist-speaks-on-how-she-survived-highly-demonic-female-genital-mutilation/ A human rights activist relayed the “demonic ” experience of female genital mutilation (FGM) she underwent to a small crowd Thursday night at George Washington University. Anti-FGM activist F.A. Cole spoke about her personal experience at “Understanding FGM/C in the U.S, ” a six-person panel discussing the…

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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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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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‘Robust Dialogue’ Needed About Equity of Women in Healthcare

Article Originally posted at: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/887276 “At least 75% of the health workforce are female, and looking around this room…there is no shortage of talented women in the pipeline. But the picture looks different at the top, ” Michele Barry, MD, director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health and…

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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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40 Women To Watch Over 40 Celebrates Possibilities Ahead For Women

Full Article Originally posted at: 40 Women To Watch Over 40 Celebrates Possibilities Ahead For Women Nawal Nour is the Director of the African Women’s Health Center and other initiatives at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a foremost expert in combatting female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) internationally. She…

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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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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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Does Female Genital Mutilation Have Health Benefits? The Problem with Medicalizing Morality

Four members of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Islam living in Detroit, Michigan have recently been indicted on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM). This is the first time the US government has prosecuted an “FGM” case since a federal law was passed in 1996. The world is watching to see how the case turns out. A lot is at stake here.…

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