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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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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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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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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Lawmakers consider implications of female-mutilation ban

Home / All News / Lawmakers consider implications of female-mutilation ban Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-Richfield, left, speaks during a joint House-Senate Legislative Task Force on Child Protection hearing Tuesday. Slocum questioned whether a bill aimed at thwarting the practice of female genital mutilation was “race-based.” (Staff photo: Kevin Featherly) Hennepin County Human Services Director…

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