Female Genital Mutilation, a Hidden Violation of 200 Million Women and Girls

Don’t call Adama Lee Bah a victim. She is most definitely a survivor. Not only that, she is thriving. At age 7, in her home country of The Gambia, Bah was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), a cultural practice that involves the mutilation or cutting of the female genitalia…

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Female genital mutilation now a 15-year felony in Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder signed 13 bills Tuesday stemming from a case of female genital mutilation that happened in Livonia in April. “Those who commit these horrendous crimes should be held accountable for their actions, and these bills stiffen the penalties for offenders while providing additional support to victims,” Snyder said.…

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Eyes of the Nation on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Bill Vote; Sponsor to Make Impassioned Plea to Maine Legislature

***NEWS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release June 28, 2017 CONTACT: Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102 Eyes of the Nation on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Bill Vote; Sponsor to Make Impassioned Plea to Maine Legislature Rep. Heather Sirocki Urges Fellow Lawmakers to…

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