Female Genital Mutilation

Detroit-area doctor charged with female genital mutilation released on bond

DETROIT (WEYI) -- The first person ever charged with the federal crime of female genital mutilation was back in court Tuesday.<p>Doctor Jumana Nagarwala …

Misogyny

Female genital mutilation has tripled in the U.S. since 1990

Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone.<p>Those African nations are notoriously associated with the gruesome ritual of female genital mutilation—but it also …

Misogyny

#ICouldHaveBeen

EUROPE<p>WAVE: Women against violence Europe / Directory of women’s shelters and helplines country by country in Europe …

Misogyny

Opposing Mutilation Should Be Something All Americans Can Unite Behind

Beyoncé has often been controversial, but her recent video deserves unanimous applause for raising awareness of how girls are still treated as …

Conservative View

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Want to make the world a better place? Then empower women, says Mormonism’s top female leader, and it will happen.<p>“If all individuals understood that …

Religion

Meet the ‘Intactivists’ Claiming Circumcision Violates Human Rights

Intactivists blame rape culture on circumcision, in a bizarre interview with Fatherly.<p>By<p>Nov 07 2017, 2:19 PM<p>Updated Nov 07 2017, 2:19 …

Public Health

Bradfordian MEP leads European conference on women in Islam

FORCED marriage, female genital mutilation and exclusion from the labour market were among the issues raised at a conference about Islam and gender …

Female Genital Mutilation Isn't Comparable To Plastic Surgery

Every once in a while, female genital mutilation supporters will come up with some new arguments to support this barbaric practice, such as that FGM …

Conservative View

Exile in Uganda and Victory in Raqqa: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

The highlights from seven days of reading about the world<p><b>In Exile, In Little Mogadishu</b><p>While they hold on to everything Somali––what they remember of the food, customs, traditions––exile is an overall liberating experience. Stricter cultural authorities are weakened by circumstance, and practices …

Africa

Guinea: 'Laws Are Just Pieces of Paper' If Not Enforced, Says Rights Activist

Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann.<p>interview<p><i>Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights</i> …

Gender

'Laws are just pieces of paper' if not enforced, says Guinean rights activist

Many West African women have experienced physical violence in their lives. Guinean women's rights activist Binta Ann says laws are not enough - …

Gender

Why the law against female genital mutilation should be scrapped

Causing grievous bodily harm, including mutilation, has been outlawed in the UK since time immemorial and has been a statutory offence for over 160 …

Misogyny

Egyptian feminist band gives voice to country's women

Three young Egyptian women, united in their belief that music can create social change, formed a band that spotlights the problems faced by women in …

Feminism

U.S. courts and child custody judgments from foreign countries that have sex-discriminatory custody rules

<i>Coulibaly v. Stevance</i>, decided Wednesday by the Indiana Court of Appeals, considers whether Indiana courts should honor a Malian child custody decree (involving Malian citizens). Indiana has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), under which state courts must …

News (U.S.)

Michigan mom in genital mutilation case bemoans GPS tether

A Detroit mom accused of sending her daughter to a doctor who mutilated her genitalia is moaning that her GPS ankle tether is uncomfortable.<p>Several …

Canadian News

Female Genital Mutilation is not a ‘nick’ – Don’t let spin hide brutal reality as Michigan trial starts

There’s an old proverb that warns “better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.” That cautionary tale is at work with the realization that female genital mutilation landed on American shores and is growing throughout the United States.<p>The Centers for Disease Control estimates that …

Opinion

Egyptian initiative spotlights women's rights through film

CAIRO — Can cinema help raise awareness of women’s issues and give lawmakers a sense of what Egyptian women need? Mona Mounir, a member of the …

Gender

#MeToo Sparks a Global Conversation on Violence Against Girls & Women

"If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," actress Alyssa Milano tweeted on Sunday afternoon, October …

Gender

Reuters poll ranks Shanghai fifth-safest megacity for women

In a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of experts based in 19 of the world’s most populous cities, Shanghai was ranked the fifth-safest for women, …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Fotoistanbul 2017 – Meeri Koutaniemi

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Photojournalism

Controversial Ancient Rituals Still Practiced In Modern Society

Even as people question whether ancient traditions have a place in today’s society, it would be fascinating to note that there are a number of …

World News

FGM and disability also hinder girls’ education

Hilary Burrage and Joanna Clark add to the points made at the Guardian roundtable<p>Your sponsored roundtable on educating girls (Society, 4 October) is to be commended both for laying bare the critical need to address this issue in general, and for acknowledging the complications and taboos around …

Misogyny

FGM: A native affliction on every inhabitable continent

FGM is not tied to a specific race or religion. It is a tragic side product of the universal fear of female sexuality.<p>Enter the term "FGM" in Google Images and you will find pictures related to female genital mutilation on the African continent. While the origins of FGM are murky, most experts …

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Boris Johnson's Iran comments – and 7 other times he went beyond a gaffe

Even Tory MPs want the Foreign Secretary to be sacked.<p>In 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian project manager for Thomson Reuters …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa: Violence Affects Three in Four Children Globally, Report Says

(File photo).<p>London — "Childhood violence damages individuals, families and communities in both rich countries and poor."<p>From fist fights at school …

Gender

What is Female Genital Mutilation or FGM?

A deeply entrenched social and cultural practice in many places, Al Jazeera answers the most asked questions about FGM.<p>Al Jazeera answers to the most asked questions about FGM.<p>FGM stands for Female Genital Mutilation, which consists of the partial or total removal of the external female …

Africa

The Cut: Exploring FGM

Why does the dangerous and painful practice of female genital mutilation persist in so many countries across the world?<p>At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, also known as …

Misogyny

Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case

Detroit, Mich., May 25, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first …

Misogyny

[Feature] Syrians find troubled homes in Egypt

"The only available route for us was Egypt. We can't go to Turkey or Lebanon but we can come to Egypt," she told reporters at a centre in the …

Egypt

Woman shares traumatic FGM secret and a bond is formed

OTTAWA—When Malaika was 6, she travelled with her family on an airplane for the first time, on a summer vacation to Somalia to see her aunts, uncles …