Female genital mutilation (FGM)

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To end FGM, the UK must protect girls everywhere, not just in Britain | Charlotte Proudman
British women and girls are still being cut abroad and foreigners who are vulnerable are denied asylum by the UK

Charlotte Proudman

01, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘Men must be involved in the fight against girls being cut, it’s a violation’
Female genital mutilation cannot be considered solely a ‘women’s issue’ if it is to be stamped out by 2030, say male campaigners in Guinea, Somalia, Kenya and Nigeria

Sarah Johnson

16, Feb, 2022 @6:15 AM

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How $10 radios and taxi bikes are helping to end the mutilation of girls
Across the continent, young Africans are using their unique local knowledge and bargaining power to challenge beliefs about female genital mutilation

Hannah Summers

16, Feb, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Hiding from the cutters: the fight to save girls from mutilation in Kenya
As girls are paraded through Kuria’s streets in the school holiday cutting season, hundreds more are hidden by a network of neighbours working to change attitudes on FGM from the ground up

Tracy McVeigh

15, Feb, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Living in a woman’s body: I was mutilated – and I swore I would stop this happening to another girl
I was told I was a coward if I resisted female genital mutilation. For decades since then, I have worked, and risked everything, to protect other girls

Agnes Pareyio

10, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Death of young woman after FGM revives calls for ban in Sierra Leone
Maseray Sei, 21, was found dead after undergoing the procedure in a centuries-old ritual carried out by a secret society for women

Emmanuel Akinwotu

31, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president
Despite inexperience and few allies, Jaha Dukureh is offering people change and a break with the past in December’s election

Alexandra Topping

04, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline in Leeds
Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they need

Louise Donovan

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Jehan Sadat obituary
Champion of social justice and women’s rights in Egypt before and after the assassination of her husband, President Anwar Sadat

Trevor Mostyn

23, Jul, 2021 @7:55 PM

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Death of 13-year-old girl sparks calls for action on FGM in Somalia
Fartun Hassan Ahmed bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation, a practice that 98% of women in the east African country undergo

Hassan Abdirahman in Galmudug and Lizzy Davies

21, Jul, 2021 @9:03 AM

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Sadia Hussein: the FGM survivor who is saving girls from the knife
Being cut, aged 10, led to extraordinary pain and complications in childbirth. Now Hussein’s campaign to end mutilation has led to a staggering change in attitudes

Lizzy Davies

23, Jun, 2021 @3:10 PM

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‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM
Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk

Sarah Johnson

09, Jun, 2021 @9:59 AM

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