#Female Genital Mutilation

  • Article: FGM Survivors Across Africa Call for Mental Health and Trauma Support
    Girls & Women

    FGM Survivors Across Africa Call for Mental Health and Trauma Support

    June 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "There's this picture that has never left my mind of the blood." Read more

  • Article: Kenyan FGM Survivor Explores Reconstruction Surgery in New Film
    Girls & Women

    Kenyan FGM Survivor Explores Reconstruction Surgery in New Film

    June 12, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Considering the reconstruction, the filmmaker talks to other survivors about trauma and healing. Read more

  • Article: New Study Showing Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Rights Activists
    Girls & Women

    New Study Showing Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Rights Activists

    By Daniele Selby|June 6, 2019

    “We knew women and girls were being cut in Saudi Arabia but not to such a large extent.” Read more

  • Article: Kenya's President Vows to Push for More Women in Power, Tackle Child Marriage, and End FGM
    Girls & Women

    Kenya's President Vows to Push for More Women in Power, Tackle Child Marriage, and End FGM

    June 4, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Compulsory schooling, for example, would help boost girls' opportunities. Read more

  • Article: Scarlett Curtis: The Feminist Activist Behind 2019’s Biggest Non-Brexit Stories
    Girls & Women

    Scarlett Curtis: The Feminist Activist Behind 2019’s Biggest Non-Brexit Stories

    By James Hitchings-Hales|April 5, 2019

    The 24-year-old talks to Global Citizen about fighting the patriarchy — and winning. Read more

  • Article: I Survived FGM at Age 5 and Forced Marriage at 13. Now I'm a Supermodel, Author, and Activist.
    OpinionGirls & Women

    I Survived FGM at Age 5 and Forced Marriage at 13. Now I'm a Supermodel, Author, and Activist.

    April 3, 2019

    Waris Dirie writes for Global Citizen about her life fighting female genital mutilation. Read more

  • Article: Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5
    Girls & Women

    Kentucky Woman Says Her Strict Christian Parents Subjected Her to FGM at Age 5

    April 1, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "We were taught men were the leaders and God made women to be submissive." Read more

  • Article: London Mum Gets 11 Years in Jail After First-Ever FGM Conviction
    Girls & Women

    London Mum Gets 11 Years in Jail After First-Ever FGM Conviction

    March 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The jury heard she had sought help from a prophet to cleanse her daughter. Read more