Case is second FGM prosecution brought to court in UK, both of which have resulted in acquittals A solicitor has been cleared of using female genital mutilation as a punishment against his daughter. The defendant, of west African origin, was accused of beating his children and organising for his nine-year-old girl to undergo FGM. Continue reading...
We've featured a number of articles about the sexual proclivities of spiders: from oral sex to genital mutilation, arachnids have a wide-ranging sex life. Here's another example -- female brown widow spiders often eat their male partners after mating. Show More Summary
Legislation may follow religious edict in failing to outlaw female genital mutilation in all its forms Somaliland is expected to pass a law banning female genital mutilation amid complaints from some activists that the move will notShow More Summary
Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C, herein FGM) is a widespread and harmful practice. The Government developed a national campaign in Sudan, called Saleema, to change social norms discouraging FGM. S...
Feminist news outlets that claim to support women are overlooking a human rights violation threatening millions of women and young girls around the world. Tuesday, February 6, marked the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Show More Summary
FGM is a violation of girls' and women's human rights. UNICEF is fighting to end this violent practice once and for all.
On the day marking Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, survivors are educating communities in border areas with Kenya, where the practice is still a rite of passage In 2009, when Rebecca Chelimo was 12, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Show More Summary
Survivors called on India's government Monday to ban female genital mutilation, an age-old ritual practised by a small Muslim sect in the country. Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves removing the clitoris partially or completely,...Show More Summary
Gambia activist tells Al Jazeera why respect is critical when tackling the subject of female genital mutilation.
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The U.N. estimates more than 200 million girls and women around the world suffer the consequences of female genital mutilation.
A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one of the criminal counts against two doctors charged in connection with a female genital mutilation case. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman wrote … Click to Continue »
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a major public health problem, especially in developing countries.
• How can I argue against a culture I haven't tried to understand? Is it relevant that I, an outsider, may find [ clitorectomies ] cruel? As hard as it is for me to admit, the answer is no. To treat the issue as a matter of feministShow More Summary
Female genital mutilation still has its supporters within various Muslim communities in Sri Lanka.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) has been implicated in sexual complications among women, although there is paucity of research evidence on sexual experiences among married women who have undergone th...
World Health Organization defines female genital mutilation/cutting as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for no...
It’s estimated more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either victims of female genital mutilation or are at risk of being subjected to it—up threefold since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The presenter gets involved with danger, including the rescue of a girl, during her visit to Kenya’s Kuria people, who practise female genital mutilation Here’s another TV show with extreme in the title to add to Extreme Makeover, Extreme Weight Loss, Britain’s Most Extreme Weather, and the rest: Extreme Wives With Kate Humble (BBC2). Show More Summary
If you think love in the animal world is sweet, think again! From ducks who rape using corkscrew penises to a bedbug who "pierces the female’s abdominal wall with his external genitalia and inseminates into her body cavity" to spiders who self-castrate in order to fight harder, animal sex can be, well, beastly. Show More Summary