Female Genital Mutilation

A dictator’s unexpected legacy

Having banned female genital cutting, his ousting may have been good for democracy but bad for women’s bodies.

When police crashed her wedding, she was 8. Her soon-to-be husband was 67.

Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.

Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation

Girls in Kenya’s Narok County will also be made to reveal the identities of babies’ fathers.

​Uncut, unwed and cast out, but a better life awaited

In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.

Ghana’s formidable ‘queen mothers’ rise up

Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.

Art takes the cake

An African rights body has called on a Swedish minister to resign over her role in an art event that highlighted female genital mutilation and racism.

Circumcisions haunt Kenya’s Maasai females

Some of the Kenya's Maasai young women are running away from of the age-old custom of circumcision, now frayed by health risks and new laws.

Afghanistan is most dangerous country for women

Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women.

Female genital mutilation practice still common in Egypt

Abdul Rahman is trying to change 2 000 years of tradition to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Egypt.

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

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