Female Genital Mutilation

10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.<p>The girl died in a hospital on Monday, two days after her mother took her to a …

Women's News

10-year-old girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation in Somalia

Case is first confirmed fatality in years from complications of procedure, in a country where 98% of women and girls are cut<p>A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia, the first confirmed death in years in a country where complications from the procedure …

Africa

10 Year Old Girl Dies in Somalia Following Complications from Female Genital Mutilation Surgery

A 10-year-old girl named Deeqa Dahir Nuur died this week after what was supposed to be a standard female genital mutilation surgery.<p>According to <i>The</i> …

Somalia

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation Means More Action To Prevent It

While the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is commemorated on 6 February, it is today that the topic gained extra attention at the UK House of Lords because of a Bill introduced by one of the peers, Lord Berkeley. Today, in addition to the attention brought to …

Women's News

Heat, dust and gender politics: performing arts at Latitude Festival | Financial Times

Festivals are playgrounds for the indecisive and the easily bored. Not vibing with the communal chanting on the lake at this year’s Latitude …

Teen Pregnancy

Most girls in Somalia experience genital mutilation. The ritual just killed a 10-year-old.

In 2012, Somalia introduced a new constitution that was supposed to ban female genital mutilation. But a few years later, there had been little follow-up, and UNICEF still estimated that up to 98 percent of girls and women there had been cut.<p>This week, a Somali activist announced that a 10-year-old …

World News

There is no honour in ‘honour killings’, only male shame | Naz Shah

Saturday 14 July marked the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Honour Based Violence, a day established to commemorate the birthday of Bradford-born Shafilea Ahmed, murdered by her parents in a so-called honour killing in 2003. It took nine years to bring her killers to justice. And …

Opinion (UK)

Somali 10-year-old dies after undergoing female genital mutilation - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalize the …

Africa

Push for migrants to sit ‘values test’

Speaking in London overnight, he argued the practice of granting permanent residency to about 100,000 migrants a year ­before “ever stepping foot in …

Multiculturalism

The Apex Court is handling the cases of women’s rights with the seriousness they s deserve and a fair change in the situation is expected.

A range of cases involving women’s rights are pending with the Supreme Court, from entry of women into the Sabarimala temple to adultery.<p>In the …

Lok Sabha

Is Our Objection To Baby Ear-Piercings Just Cultural?

I never gave a moment’s thought to the holes in my earlobes. They were there, with studs in them, just like my ears were. My ears were for hearing …

Pregnancy

BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi after his letter asking the PM to ‘walk the talk’ on passage of Women’s Reservation Bill

Ravi Shankar Prasad reiterates that this Bill was originally proposed by the NDA Government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee

India

DEMS DEMAND ACTION FROM GOP ON RUSSIA -- Pompeo to testify on Trump summits -- SÁNCHEZ ENTERS RACE FOR CAUCUS CHAIR -- House GOP fundraising woes continue

By Nolan D. McCaskill (nmccaskill@politico.com or @NolanDMcCaskill)<p><b>DEMS URGE GOP TO DO SOMETHING AGAINST TRUMP --</b> Democrats and some conservatives say it’s time for Republican critics of President Donald Trump to start walking the walk instead of simply talking the talk. In the wake of his …

Ben Sasse

Peers debate private members' bills - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>The UK and EU agree there should be no hard border post-Brexit, but are at odds on how to achieve it.<p>That's where we leave our coverage of the week in Parliament.<p>We'll be back on Monday at 2.30pm for more from the Commons and the Lords.<p>Peers have debated the European Union …

Great Britain

Does Canada have a refugee crisis? No | The Star

Alarmist and populist rhetoric about Canada being overwhelmed by a horde of refugees crossing the border is resurfacing these days.<p>Not only is this a …

Canada

Egypt .

OVERVIEW:<p>In September 2015, a historic United Nations Summit witnessed the launch of the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the …

World Economy

Somali mother first to be sentenced under new law in Switzerland for genital mutilation of daughters

It was the first ever such sentence in Switzerland, where female genital mutilation was made a crime in 2011 under Article 124.<p>The young Somali girls …

Switzerland

Section 377, Sabarimala temple case, Lokpal on Supreme Court’s agenda this week

Decades-old practice in Kerala’s famed Sabarimala temple of restricting entry of women aged between 10 and 50 – the menstrual age – will come under …

India

‘OUT on Stage’ shows gay comedy is the treasure at the end of the rainbow

Picture, for a moment, a small pond. Half of the pond is filled with vodka. Not only are all the fish drunk, but they all somehow seem to know each …

Student Journalism

UK government minister urges Vatican to change stance on birth control

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Britain’s International Development Secretary urged Catholic Church leaders to change Church teaching on birth control …

Family Planning

Meghan Markle Will Turn Into A ‘Limping Bimbo’ If She Keeps Wearing High Heels, Says One Royal Watcher

Liz Jones says Meghan Markle is not being a "true feminist" with her fashion choices.<p>Liz Jones is a longtime royal watcher and a commentator for the</i> …

High Heels

Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women: Article 5

—<b>Article 5</b><i> States Parties shall take all appropriate measures: (a) To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with a</i> …

Domestic Violence

67 fun Facts About Egypt

Planning a trip to Egypt or just want to know more about the country? Start with these 67 fun facts about Egypt.<p>1. Cairo is the most populated city …

Ancient History

Week ahead in Parliament

Mark D'Arcy<p><b>Does the Government have a Commons majority anymore?</b><p>Next week we will see the first post-Chequers test of whether disgruntled Brexiteer Tories, deeply unhappy with what they see as the PM's soft-boiled version of leaving the EU, will still toe the party line.<p>For the last few months the …

Great Britain

Right-wing media praise Trump after he snubbed the British prime minister and voiced white nationalist views

On July 12, British tabloid <i>The Sun</i> published a wide-ranging interview with President Donald Trump in which he disparaged British Prime Minister …

Donald Trump

Shashi Tharoor is wrong : It is in fact Congress that takes inspiration from Pakistan. Here's how

Share Email<p>Senior Congress leader and ‘on bail’ MP Shashi Tharoor has stated recently that if BJP sweeps majority in the next Lok Sabha elections, …

India

Day of remembrance for victims of honour based abuse to be held tomorrow

CHESHIRE Police will be supporting a national day of remembrance tomorrow for those who have been affected by honour based abuse.<p>Coordinated by …

Sociology

Sri Lankan Islamic centre condemns ban on female circumcision as 'affront'

SRI LANKA-WOMEN/FGM:Sri Lankan Islamic centre condemns ban on female circumcision as 'affront'<p>By Annie Banerji<p>NEW DELHI, July 11 (Thomson Reuters …

Sri Lanka

Viral Test: Does Congress support female genital mutilation?

The Congress encountered backlash on social media because its spokesman Abhishek Singhvi represented a Muslim group that defends the practice of …

Gender

Here is how some 'journalists' twisted the Government's stand on Section 377

Share Email<p>The Supreme Court of India is hearing the case on the petition to decriminalise section 377. The government of India has made its stand …

India News