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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 […]

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan Makes Female Genital Cutting A Crime In ‘New Era’ For Women’s Rights

Sudan has criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail, a move campaigners said ushered in a “new era” for women’s rights in the African nation. Almost nine out of 10 women and girls in predominately Muslim Sudan have undergone FGM, United Nations data show. The procedure usually involves the partial […]

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery are to stand trial in Egypt, with child rights campaigners calling for jail terms to deter others from the illegal practice. Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy this weekend ordered the referral of the trio to the criminal […]

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Better Pay Would End Female Genital Mutilation – Survivor

Female genital mutilation (FGM) will not end unless women are lifted out of poverty and donors stop wasting money on ineffective aid programmes, said a prominent Gambian activist. Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of child marriage and FGM, an ancient ritual which involves the total or partial removal of the external genitalia. An estimated 200 […]

Sudan’s Midwives Told To Stop Genital Mutilation On Mothers After Birth

Sudan’s Midwives Told To Stop Genital Mutilation On Mothers After Birth

  Sudanese midwives must stop performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on new mothers, health experts said on Thursday, adding that it was undermining broader efforts to wipe out the internationally condemned practice. Women’s rights have moved into the spotlight in Sudan after women played a prominent role in street protests which led to the ousting […]