female genital mutilation
Activists are worried that a federal judge's decision to dismiss mutilation charges against Michigan doctor Jumana Nagarwala will send the wrong message.
After a doctor's arrest in Michigan for FGM, activists from the Dawoodi Bohra sect are determined to educate their community.
One of the young girls involved believed she was going on a "special girls' trip."
Cross-posted from UN Women In Western Kenya FGM rates among younger girls is going up. Janet Anyango talks about what it
No form of female genital mutilation is OK.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting worldwide. UNICEF 2013/M Tracy Hunter/Wikimedia, CC BY-ND Changing attitudes with movies
It works by blending elements of hands-off analysis with hands-on intervention to help communities change themselves from
Kenya's clan elders profit from the practice of female genital mutilation, complicating activist efforts to eradicate the practice in the west of the country, where "cutting" season has just begun.
The new law raises the maximum sentence from two years to seven.
In the U.S., 513,000 women and girls live at risk of FGM.
Muteshi-Strachan says, “Up until recently, people thought about this as a problem that affects only women and girls in Africa