Search Results for Tag: female genital mutilation
Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is banned in several countries. Doctors on the ground and in Germany provide medical and psychological help.
Date07.02.2019 | 11:03
TagsAmref Health Organization, Desert Flower Foundation, female genital mutilation, FGM, Germany, Guinea, Kenya, Waris Dirie
Though the practice was outlawed 30 years ago, this is Britain’s first conviction for female genital mutilation
A London mother was found guilty of subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation on Friday in Britain’s first conviction for FGM – more than 30 years after the practice was outlawed.
Date02.02.2019 | 13:41
TagsEngland, female genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, London, NSPCC, witch, witchcraft, women's rights
The probe comes after Ugandan media reported this week that armed groups had been forcefully conducting FGM in Kween district near the eastern border with Kenya.
Date28.01.2019 | 15:50
Tagsfemale genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, Kenya, Kween, Uganda, UNFPA, United nations, women's rights
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