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UN says Iraq jihadists order female genital mutilation, experts doubtful

Geneva - The United Nations said on Thursday that jihadists in Iraq have ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation, but experts quickly cast doubt on the claim.

ISIS leader demands female genital mutilation of 2 million girls

Mosul - A Jihadist leader associated with the militant Islamist group ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham — has ordered that all women aged from 11 to 46 years in Iraq undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), according to a UN spokeswoman.

Op-Ed: The international female genital mutilation crisis

The original impetus for this story was spurred on by the unexpected discovery of 30 girls in a Swedish school who were subjected to this abuse. Unfortunately the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) crisis is much bigger than that.

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.

Turkish Airlines and Irish Youth Team Up in Fight against FGM Special

Toronto - On Sunday, November 25, 2012, the United Youth of Ireland hosted a Conference and Miss Ethnic Ireland 2013 Beauty Contest to raise awareness on Female Genital Mutilation on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Ifrah Ahmed: Dublin activist leading fight on many fronts Special

Toronto - With impeccable public relations skills and the drive and determination to bring change, the Dublin-based, Mogadishu-born, Ifrah Ahmed, continues to work tirelessly in her quest to fight for the rights of the most vulnerable members in society.

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.

Behind the 'Adopt a Clitoris' campaign

Since 2006, a controversial organization has asked for donations, promising to surgically restore the clitoris of women, mainly in Africa, who have suffered FGM: female genital mutilation. Clitoraid does this by asking people to "adopt a clitoris."

Arizona Girl's Rape Reflects History of Sexual Abuse in Liberia

On July 16, an eight-year-old girl was raped in Phoenix, Arizona. As the details of the case unfolded, it became clear that this was not an isolated case of violence and sexual assault.
 

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UNICEF says more than 120 million girls and women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) i...
UNICEF says more than 120 million girls and women have experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in 29 countries in Africa and Middle East
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Ifrah ahmed and her delegation holding talks with the Turkish Ambassador in Ireland  Mr. Altay Cenyi...
Ifrah ahmed and her delegation holding talks with the Turkish Ambassador in Ireland, Mr. Altay Cenyizer. Turkey has stepped up massive humanitarian assistance in aid of Somalia.
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Photo Journalist  Phil Behan  during the fundraising for the victims of famine in Somalia.
Photo Journalist, Phil Behan, during the fundraising for the victims of famine in Somalia.
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Ifrah Ahmed and Somali youth with the Turkish Ambassador in Ireland  Mr. Altay Cenyizer
Ifrah Ahmed and Somali youth with the Turkish Ambassador in Ireland, Mr. Altay Cenyizer
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Emer Costello  Member of European Parliament (MEP) and Joe Costello  Ireland s Minister of State at ...
Emer Costello, Member of European Parliament (MEP) and Joe Costello, Ireland's Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with the UN's Sophie Magennis during the East African solidarity fundraising in aid of the victims of famine in Somalia.
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Ifrah Ahmed presenting the Somali flag to the Irish President  Mr. Michael D. Higgins during the app...
Ifrah Ahmed presenting the Somali flag to the Irish President, Mr. Michael D. Higgins during the appreciation ceremony for the passing of the FGM Bill 2011 in Ireland.
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