female genital mutilation

 
This former dictator invented a fake HIV cure, but banned female genital cutting
This former dictator invented a fake HIV cure, but banned female genital cutting
Jakumba Ceesay was angry. In a far-away capital city, in dimly-lit government offices filled with men, lawmakers were trying to tell her what...
When police crashed her wedding, she was 8. Her soon-to-be husband was 67.
When police crashed her wedding, she was 8. Her soon-to-be husband was 67.
It’s late November and, in most of Kenya, school is out for the holidays. 
Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation
Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation
Plans to subject schoolgirls in Kenya to mandatory tests for female genital mutilation (FGM) and pregnancy are a violation of victims’ privacy,...
​Uncut, unwed and cast out, but a better life awaited
​Uncut, unwed and cast out, but a better life awaited
Janet has hard, suspicious eyes that suddenly break into soft...
[Video]Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland
[Video]Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland
Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
The women came from the far corners of the country by the dozen, from traffic-choked Accra, bustling market towns and remote rural villages –...
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.
Art takes the cake
Art takes the cake
Sweden's minister of culture has been accused of racism after cutting a cake depicting a naked black woman.
Circumcisions haunt Kenya's Maasai females
Circumcisions haunt Kenya's Maasai females
A small church house shelters about a dozen Maasai girls escaping female circumcision and early marriage, age-old customs of the Kenyan tribe now...
Afghanistan is most dangerous country for women
Afghanistan is most dangerous country for women
Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women, with the Democratic Republic of Congo...
Africa shows signs of winning war against genital mutilation
Africa shows signs of winning war against genital mutilation
In Africa, if you play music in an open space, any music, then people will generally come. "It is the way to reach people, to bring them together."...
Female genital mutilation practice still common in Egypt
Female genital mutilation practice still common in Egypt
Abdul Rahman, a 25 year-old Bedouin from North Sinai, is trying to change 2 000 years of tradition.

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