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Gambia outlaws female genital mutilation

Gambia has joined at least 20 African countries to ban the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), an antiquated tradition involving the partial or full removal of the female genitalia.

Female genital mutilation a Western problem too Special

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) might not form part of the cultural spectrum of Europe or North America; it doesn't mean the phenomenon doesn't exist there. Both continents are home to hundreds of thousands of victims and potential victims.

Africans start to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is considered an essential part of raising a girl and preparing her for marriage in most places where it’s practiced. Connected to beliefs about premarital virginity and marital fidelity, the pressure to adhere to the practice is intense.

FEMEN protests in Berlin against female circumcision (video)

Berlin - Ukrainian women's rights activists, FEMEN, stole the show at opening of the Berlin Film Festival recently, protesting against female circumcision.

100,000 women forced into illegal genital mutilation in the UK

London - Medics in the UK have carried out illegal genital mutilation procedure on 100,000 women in Britain, a new report claims. Some of the victims are as young as 10.

Controversial ‘Pleasure Clinic’ to open in West Africa

The construction of a controversial clinic to offer surgery to victims of female genital mutilation is under way in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Fasso, West Africa and is expected to be completed by September this year, taking only six Months to construct.

Female Genital Mutilation: Will It Ever End?

The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices says that every year around the world, there are an estimated 3 millions girls who are at risk of being subjected to a clitoral excision, or as it is more commonly known, female genital mutilation.

Burkina Faso: Dial SOS Circumcision and save girls from being cut

National telephone hotline in Burkina Faso to stop female circumcision.

Alternative Rite Of Passage Tries To End Female Circumcision

KILGORIS, Kenya (dpa) - Seventy-six teenage girls are singing songs in the Maasai language, wearing necklaces and headdresses made of brightly coloured beads, and dancing energetically.The event - held in the main town of Trans Mara district, 220 kilom...
 

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FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
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FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
FEMEN protests against female circumcision at the Berlin Film Festival.
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