"I know you're home I just want to talk," called out Kurdistan Rasul, 35, a pink headscarf forming a sort of halo around her plump features. For many, she is an angel: an Iraqi Kurdish activist with the non profit WADI on a crusade to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM, in which a girl or woman's genitals are cut or removed, was once extremely common in the Kurdish region, but WADI's campaigning has chipped away at the practice.
A study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found global rates of child marriage were declining so slowly the world would miss a target of eradicating the practice by 2030 by many decades.It will also miss a goal of eradicating female genital mutilation (FGM) by that date, the OECD said in its Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).
Gardai were last night trying to establish a motive for a mutilation murder in which the victim s genitals were hacked off.Victim Limbani Mzoma, who also used the name Robert, was found in a pool of blood in the sitting room of a house in the leafy Dublin suburb of Foxrock.
Gardai were last night trying to establish a motive for a mutilation murder in which the victim s genitals were hacked off.It s believed Robert Limbani Mzoma, 27, believed to be from Malawi, was found in a pool of blood in the sitting room of a house in the leafy Dublin suburb of Foxrock.
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CHANDIGARH:Rain in September has broken the record of the past four years in Chandigarh. During the current month, the city has recorded 253.1 mm of rainfall, nearly 100 mm more than normal. In September, 155 mm of rainfall is considered normal. According to the Met Department, the city witnessed 145.1 mm of rainfall in 2017, 41.7 mm in 2016, 117.3 mm in 2015 and 354.5 mm in 2014.The mere mention of the word cancer evokes scare, actually dealing with it can be petrifying.
1 Female circumcision: Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalized. Viviane Ursule Sanou, head of the National Secretariat against Circumcision, said Tuesday the banned procedure was carried out on girls and young women ranging from 10 months to 24 years old in the capital, Ouagadougou, Kaya in the north and two towns in the central east. Burkina Faso adopted measures banning female circumcision in the early '90s. The penal code suggests up to 10 years in prison and severe fines.
Aasiyo Abdi Warsame, 10 and her sister, Khadijo, 11, were cut in a remote village in Puntland State in the northeast on Sept. 11.They continued to bleed 24 hours after the procedure, according Aden Mohamed, director of the Somalia 's women 's rights group Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development.
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New Delhi: In the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community, the 'Khatna' or 'Khafz' or female genital mutilation (FGM) of minor girls is a common religious practice. On Monday, the Supreme court questioned this practice. In the hearing, the SC observed that the sole purpose of a woman's life in not just marriage and finding a husband, as per a report by News18. As per the three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, the practice is a violation of the privacy rights of women and the subjugation of women to their husbands is unconstitutional. In a brief hearing on July 9, the SC also said that the practice stands in violation of the bodily integrity of the child.
"Why should the bodily integrity of a woman be subject to some external authority? One's... genitals (are) an extremely private affair," Chief Justice Dipak Misra, head of a bench that included Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud, observed.According to the petitioner, advocate Swapnil Tripathi, khatna or genital mutilation violates the women's fundamental rights to life and equality. Attorney general K.K Venugopal said the Centre favoured a ban on such traditions.
A three judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked, "Why and how can the bodily integrity of an individual be part of the religion and its essential practice.""Why should the bodily integrity of a woman be subject to some external authority? One's genitals is an extremely private affair," asked Justice Chandrachud.
Picture this. You are six years old. Your mother tells you that you re going to a party with girls from your village, but when you arrive, the other girls aren t laughing and playing, they re sitting on the ground crying. You re taken into the bathroom, stripped naked, and held down on the floor. One woman is holding a knife. She tells you it won t hurt that much, but she s lying. She cuts away your clitoris, and pours alcohol all over you. Six months later, you re still struggling to walk.If that made you feel uncomfortable, I understand. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is not an easy issue to think about, or to talk about. It s difficult to imagine why a practice which has no health benefits, and is physically, emotionally, sexually and psychologically damaging to women and girls still exists today.
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WorldStage Newsonline - The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Ekiti State Government are not happy with the increasing rate of Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) in the state.
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