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Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

Village By Village, The Quest To Stop Female Genital Cutting In Somaliland

When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn’t wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more beautiful. But the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) left her in agony, bedridden for a week then with painful periods every month and […]

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

The Fight To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Must Continue

Female genital mutilation is many things: a violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting emotional harm and preys on the most vulnerable, least powerful members of society – girls between infancy and age 15. A violation of human rights that both reflects and perpetuates the […]

Annie Lennox Calls For Solidarity To Help Most Vulnerable Women

Annie Lennox Calls For Solidarity To Help Most Vulnerable Women

The award winning singer-songwriter started advocacy group The Circle to help women living in poverty The challenges women face in the developing world, such as poor education and healthcare, child marriage and female genital mutilation may seem insurmountable, but change can come through solidarity from women in rich nations, said singer Annie Lennox. While the […]