Sayydah Garrett – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader. Through her journey to successful leadership with The Pastoralist Child Foundation, she stands as a bright beacon for all youth to achieve an education, with a focus on making sure each and every girl has a chance at life without female mutilation.     WOMAN of ACTION™ … [Read more...]

RACHAEL TENGBOM – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is excited to Celebrate the Life of an Amazing Maasai Woman.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Rachael Tengbom     RachaelTengbom is a native of the Maasai tribe and founder of ‘Voices of Hope’, an organization that rescues girls in Kaljiado, Kenya, Rachael’s home town. Voices of Hope is based in Kennewick and provides Maasai girls with education and a safe place to live.   Her MISSION   "As a teacher in Kenya, Rachael … [Read more...]

‘Cultural Tradition’ is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

'Cultural Tradition' is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talking about the progress toward ending female genital mutilation/cutting. WASHINGTON, D. C. --- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that there is no cultural justification for female genital cutting, a practice that is sometimes referred to as female circumcision. Secretary Clinton says governments and non-governmental … [Read more...]

Kurdistan BANS Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) * Graphic Video

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Kurdistan today (22 June) banned the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a procedure that has no health benefits harms girls and women in many ways. By a large margin, the parliament of Iraqi Kurdistan passed a law criminalizing the practice in the region. FGM involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. It is recognized internationally as a … [Read more...]

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – 6 February 2011

  Celebrating the end of this FGM procedure....zero tolerance!     International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2011     The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a … [Read more...]

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