here is a Somali phrase, says Nimko Ali, that sums up the paradox of her status both as a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and an activist seeking to eradicate it. “‘Bilaa xishood’.
It means ‘Do you have no shame?’ Since the age of seven, when I started talking
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Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode through the Asst. Director Public Affairs, Folashade Kadiri, on Monday, called on mothers, women groups to speak up against female genital mutilation.
She made the call in Alausa, Ikeja, while interacting with...
Hundreds of Kenyan girls have sought refuge in schools and churches in Pokot County in western Kenya, to escape being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
Despite of the introduction of stiff penalties for offenders after FGM was outlawed in 2012, the practice continues in many...
Kemi Olunloyo in an interview with IBTimes revealed that she is a victim of Female Genital Mutilation.
She also spoke on how FGM has affected her sex life. Olunloyo said she was made to undergo the process when she was just 5-years old. According to her, a family member took her and her...
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons.”
FGM is recognized...
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