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Now I See the Light, the Story of a Reformed Cutter

Now I See the Light, the Story of a Reformed Cutter

She could cut 10 girls at any given time. In her village, were four other cutters serving an equal number of girls or more. For 20 years, Betty Kosgei was in the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice. She got two hundred girls bleeding from the swipe of a knife and then being married off. The […]

What Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

What Is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

The fight against FGM seemed to be prominent in Africa. Or so I had thought. After all, as an African living in Africa, there is the tendency to think it is a problem with our people alone. However, when I discovered that this is not the case as it is also being practised in the […]

Somalia’s Puntland To Criminalise FGM

Somalia’s Puntland To Criminalise FGM

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will soon be criminalised in the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Somalia, Puntland. Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and his cabinet last week approved an anti-FGM bill, Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) reported. Parliament is to debate and approve it, setting the legal ground for ending the vice that affects 97.9 per cent […]

Coalition of Child Rights Advocates Demands End to FGM, All Forms of Harmful Practices

Coalition of Child Rights Advocates Demands End to FGM, All Forms of Harmful Practices

Leading Child Rights advocacy groups including the Liberia Child Rights NGO Coalition, Liberia Children Forum and members of the National Children and Youth Advisory Board have called on the Government of Liberia to ban the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In a joint statement issued recently in Monrovia, the rights groups called on the […]

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya Court Ruling Gives Boost to Fight Against FGM

Kenya court upholds a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) giving a boost to end FGM while one in five Kenyan women (15 to 49 years old) experience serious health problems Kenya’s High Court ruling upholding a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) will give a much-needed boost to the fight to end the widely […]

Egypt Arrests Father, Nurse For Female Genital Mutilation Of 15-year-old

Egypt Arrests Father, Nurse For Female Genital Mutilation Of 15-year-old

Egypt arrested a father and a retired nurse on Tuesday for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on a 15-year-old girl, after announcing plans to toughen the penalty to 20 years. Police made the arrests a day after the crime was reported to the public prosecution by a doctor in a hospital about 35 km […]

FGM Not a Joke, UNFPA Tells Governors

FGM Not a Joke, UNFPA Tells Governors

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has told state governors not to take the lingering practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) as a joke. So, the global agency asked them to step up, within their domains, funding and sensitization programmes on the seriousness of the practice as an act of gender-based violence. Dr. Zubaida Abubakar, […]

Egypt’s Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt’s Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

 Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice Egypt’s cabinet has toughened a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) – imposing jail terms of up to 20 years as part of efforts to stamp out the ancient practice. Nearly 90% of Egyptian women and girls […]

Somali Women Demand Guarantee Of 30% Of Parliament In 2021 Election

Somali Women Demand Guarantee Of 30% Of Parliament In 2021 Election

Women’s rights groups, prominent businesswomen and female politicians in Somalia are urging the country’s male-dominated parliament to pass a bill reserving 30% of seats for women in next year’s general election. Women hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), up from 14% in […]

Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Police in Ndoleli, Igembe North on Friday arrested three women for helping five girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) on Monday. Also aiding in the investigations are three girls aged 15, 16 and 17, who were found to have already undergone the cut. Two others escaped the dragnet of the local Nyumba Kumi team. Among […]

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