Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting – Tide is finally turning ‘against’ FGM

For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the movement against it is open, public and highly visible. And FGM/C seems to be out in the open and on its way out. Farmers in remote villages in Mali are listening to radio talk shows debating the issue. Community groups in Senegal talk about it in terms of human rights. Islamic … [Read more...]

UN Top Officials – Celebrate Call to 'Abolish FGM' globally!

    Top UN officials call for abolishing female genital mutilation   A type of blade used to carry out the FGM operation February 2011 – Stressing that all girls deserve to grow up free from harmful practices that endanger their well-being, United Nations officials on Sunday called for abolishing the practice of female genital mutilation to help millions lead healthier lives.     Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is the partial or total removal of the external genitalia – … [Read more...]

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