GPS tether bugs me, says mom in genital mutilation case

Detroit — A West Bloomfield Township woman accused of delivering her daughter to a doctor who mutilated the girl’s genitalia complained Tuesday that her GPS ankle tether is uncomfortable. Fatema Dahodwala, 31, asked a federal judge to remove the tether, a bond condition imposed in the nation’s first case involving female…

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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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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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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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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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