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Unesco To Launch Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Unesco To Launch Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in close collaboration with the Ngorongoro District Council and the Council of Masaai traditional leaders, will conduct a large campaign to intensify efforts to address Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Ngorongoro. The campaign will be conducted during the FGM high season of June 2017 when girls […]

Girls Worried As ‘FGM Season’ Sets In

Girls Worried As ‘FGM Season’ Sets In

Eighteen year-old Mariam Chacha is a very worried young girl, now that the season for female genital mutilation (FGM) has just begun. In Tarime District, Mara Region, FGM is still a thorny issue, though the government has outlawed the practice and awareness campaigns have been conducted extensively. To make it worse, FGM is a camouflaged […]

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt: Govt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation

Women’s rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail terms of up […]

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Ten new clubs have been formed to fight female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Tarime District, Mara Region. The clubs involve school and out of school girls as well as young mothers, according to Mr Kambibi Kamugisha, the Project Coordinator at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns against FGM, […]

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Local government authorities have been urged to work with human rights activists in a bid to end female genital mutilation in Mara Region. Village chairmen are in a better positioned to deal with the condemned traditional practice, participants at a one-day workshop organised by the Musoma Roman Catholic Diocese said on Wednesday. An activist from […]

Somalia: Govt Urged To Pass Law Banning ‘Horrendous’ FGM

Somalia: Govt Urged To Pass Law Banning ‘Horrendous’ FGM

Somalia has the world’s highest rate of FGM with 98 percent of women between 15 and 49 having been subjected to the potentially deadly ritual Somalia’s next government should ensure a law is passed banning all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM), a U.N. official said on Tuesday, describing the deeply entrenched practice as a […]

Egyptian Girl Dies During Banned Female Genital Mutilation Operation

Egyptian Girl Dies During Banned Female Genital Mutilation Operation

Egyptian prosecutors are investigating the death of a teenage girl during a female genital mutilation operation at a private hospital. Mayar Mohamed Mousa, 17, died in a hospital in the province of Suez on Sunday while under full anaesthesia, said Lotfi Abdel-Samee, the local health ministry undersecretary. “This is something that the law has prohibited,” […]

Obasanjo Condemns Female Genital Mutilation

Obasanjo Condemns Female Genital Mutilation

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned female genital mutilation, saying that its consequences far outweighed the cultural value attached to it. Speaking at a one-day international summit on female genital mutilation held at the ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan on Monday, he advised all members of Circumcision Descendants Association of Nigeria who are responsible for the […]

Can’t Keep Looking At Women As Body Parts Or Diseases’ ~ Katja Iversen

Can’t Keep Looking At Women As Body Parts Or Diseases’ ~ Katja Iversen

Conference in Copenhagen launches Deliver for Good campaign to highlight crucial areas for gender equality, including improving access to technology. A new global campaign that makes the case for investing in women and girls was launched on the opening day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen on Monday. The Deliver for Good campaign highlights […]

‘We Have to Break the Culture’: Meet the Women Fighting Congo’s Rape Epidemic

‘We Have to Break the Culture’: Meet the Women Fighting Congo’s Rape Epidemic

When Justine Masika Bihamba took to the airwaves of eastern Congo to denounce the notorious warlord known as “the Terminator,” she knew she was risking her life. She publicly called in March 2012 for the arrest of Bosco Ntaganda, a rebel leader of Joseph Kony’s ilk, a tall, ruthless man with a pencil moustache and […]

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