Search Results for Tag: FGM
Mariya Taher; She was like any Indian girl born in the US. Her childhood was spent in games, chocolates and laughter. But she is a Bohra; a community that believes in cutting girl’s clitoris. In Urdu, this body part is called ‘Haraam ki boti’ which means that private part is a sin. Taher’s clitoris was also cut in her childhood. She was ashamed and after some years decided to start an organization for the Bohra women. But this is not at all easy; especially in the age of social media where anybody can abuse and threaten you.
Date17.08.2018 | 8:46
TagsBohra, Dawoodi Bohra, Female Genital Cutting, female genital mutilation, FGC, FGM, India, Khafz, Khatna, Mariya Taher, Sahiyo
A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world’s highest rates.
Date23.07.2018 | 14:42
WHILE reading a business report last month that listed Malaysia’s top 40 richest people (in 2017), it struck me that only one of them was a woman. And she ranks 19th at that.
Date07.03.2018 | 16:04
Tags#PressforProgress, Cedaw Committee, Elle Wong, female genital mutilation, FGM, International Women’s Day, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marital rape, sexual harassment, Stock Exchange, women's rights
Female genital mutilation is still practised in many African countries, despite being officially banned. Girl members of the semi nomadic Pokot ethnic group in Kenya have to undergo the painful ritual.
Date06.02.2018 | 15:34
The women of the Samburu tribe face many hardships, including circumcision, child marriage and sexual abuse. Some had enough and decided to set up a safe village just for women.
Date02.05.2017 | 10:01
Women’s Day isn’t much of a thing in Germany. This is a pity considering that the holiday is the perfect occasion to highlight how far the country has come – and what still needs to change in terms of gender equality.
Date08.03.2017 | 7:27
TagsFGM, gender equality, Germany, International Women's Day, paygap, Vladimir Putin, womentalkonline, World Health Organization
Date06.09.2016 | 14:26
Tags#endFGM, crime, Edna Adan, female genital mutilation, FGM, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Somali, Somaliland, women's rights