It’s Now Up to States to Protect Girls from FGM

EndFGMToday: Judge Rules That Federal Female Genital Mutilation Law Is Unconstitutional and Dismisses Charges Against FGM Doctor; Now Even More Girls Will Be at Risk, Says Attorney Elizabeth Yore WASHINGTON, D.C.—District Judge Bernard Freidman last week declared the federal female genital mutilation law unconstitutional, and in the process dismissed key…

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EndFGMToday Calls on Senate to Restore Protection Against Female Genital Mutilation

Federal Judge’s Ruling Leaves Women and Girls in 23 States at Grave Risk of Barbaric Abuse, Lifetimes of Pain and Suffering WASHINGTON, D.C.—The national EndFGMTodaycampaign deplored a ruling yesterday by District Judge Bernard Friedman of Detroit that found the federal statute prohibiting female genital mutilation (FGM) to be unconstitutional. The…

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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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‘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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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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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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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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