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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WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

Deputy Directors-General Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP). A pediatrician from the India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience in clinical care and research and has worked…

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Communication is key to understanding female circumcision

The Somali women that Djesa describes in her PhD thesis on female genital mutilation often feel patronised by Norwegian health personnel. Credit: iStockphoto Lack of communication hampers the prevention of female genital mutilation, according to anthropologist Rachel Issa Djesa. She has observed encounters between Norwegian authorities, health personnel and Somali…

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Absurd, Outrageous Religious Liberty Argument Used to Justify Female Genital Mutilation

Doctor Freed Last Week on $4.5 Million Bond,While Two Mothers of 7-Year-Old Girls Indicted on Charges Washington, D.C.—A doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in Michigan is out on bond, after a judge released her from pre-trial detention last week. The $4.5 million bond was met by 17 of…

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Nations Join Forces to Stop Violence That 1 in 3 Women Face

UNITED NATIONS —World leaders meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday launched a half-billion-dollar effort to end violence against women and girls, a crime suffered by 1 in 3 in their lifetimes. The effort will fund anti-violence programs that promote prevention, bolster government policies and provide women and girls with…

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