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RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

RAL, OHCHR Launch Partnership Project To Abolish FGM

Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) in collaboration with the office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) on July 10, 2019, launched a partnership project aimed at reviewing recommendations Liberia accepted under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to abolished, among other practice the female genital mutilation (FGM). But one of the speakers interestingly raised concerned […]

Society For Life Changers Group Raises Awareness Against Female Genital Mutilation

Society For Life Changers Group Raises Awareness Against Female Genital Mutilation

The Society for Life Changers and Good Parental Care (SOLIFE) has charged stakeholders in Osun State to beef up campaign against Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) with the creation of community awareness to eradicate the practice. The Chairman, Board of Trustee, SOLIFE, Mr Aremu Stephen, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a three-day Camp […]

Survivors Of Female Circumcision Call For Help With Mental Trauma

Survivors Of Female Circumcision Call For Help With Mental Trauma

Mental health services are lacking in Africa in general, with less than one mental health worker for every 100,000 people African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their biggest need and urged governments and charities to provide support for dealing with long-term trauma. Survivors and activists from across the continent […]

Let’s Fight For The Rights Of Our Girls

Let’s Fight For The Rights Of Our Girls

On this year’s Day of the African Child on June 16, heads of state, ministers, religious leaders, community leaders, survivors’ networks and campaigners will come together for the first ever Africa-led summit on ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. This summit gives us cause for hope in an era in which we continue […]

Hoda Ali – A Village In Senegal Taught Me How We Can End Female Genital Cutting Globally

Hoda Ali – A Village In Senegal Taught Me How We Can End Female Genital Cutting Globally

Not only have the girls from Keur Simbara not gone through what I went through as a child, but they won’t even know what cutting is I’ve been campaigning for an end to female genital cutting, something I experienced at the age of 7 in my home country of Somalia, for the last 15 years. […]

Female Genital Mutilation Resurgence Needs Urgent Focus On Changing The Social Norms

Female Genital Mutilation Resurgence Needs Urgent Focus On Changing The Social Norms

Media reports have been awash with the resurgence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Sebei sub-region, with the highest number of victims reported coming from Kween district. Unconfirmed estimates have put the number of those mutilated at almost 400. The nation is shocked because many thought the practice was a thing of the past. […]

Mara Girls Flee Homes For Fear Of FGM

Mara Girls Flee Homes For Fear Of FGM

ANNASTANZIA Bhoke (Not her real name) escaped from her home in Tarime District, Mara Region to Dar es Salaam in November last. She was running away from the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practices she was about to undergo. “I had come back home after closing school on November 11 last year and I was informed […]

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal – Three African Countries Providing Solutions In Fight Against Genital Cutting Of Girls

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has been declared illegal in some African countries, it still persists. Patrick Egwu in Nigeria, Annie Njanja in Kenya and Mamadou Lamine Ba in Senegal explored what was being done in their countries to stop this age-old discriminatory practice. In African societies, female genital mutilation (FGM) is widespread and deeply […]

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation – United Nations

TODAY, February 6, is the United Nations International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is NOT a public holiday, although it is dedicated to international observation as part of combined efforts by the United Nations Organisation to meet one of its ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ programme to year-2030 (SDG-2030). Goal Number-5 out […]

Traditions That Make Women Go Against FGM Laws – These Women See It As Normal

Traditions That Make Women Go Against FGM Laws – These Women See It As Normal

“It’s normal pain. Just like a knife cut which many people especially women once in a while encounter while preparing a meal.” This is how Ms Joan Cherop (not real name), 23, a candidate of female genital mutilation (FGM) candidate described the cultural practice, which, according to Ugandan laws is illegal. In 2010 Parliament enacted […]

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