Female Genital Mutilation is not a ‘nick’ – Don’t let spin hide brutal reality as Michigan trial starts

There’s an old proverb that warns “better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” That cautionary tale is at work with the realization that female genital mutilation landed on American shores and is growing throughout the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more…

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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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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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