#Female Genital Mutilation

  • Article: 3-Year-Old Girl in London Allegedly Subjected to FGM by 'Witch'
    Girls & Women

    3-Year-Old Girl in London Allegedly Subjected to FGM by 'Witch'

    Jan. 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A court heard that her parents held her down as it happened. Read more

  • Article: Kenya Says Schoolgirls Will Not Undergo FGM Screening After Backlash
    Girls & Women

    Kenya Says Schoolgirls Will Not Undergo FGM Screening After Backlash

    Jan. 9, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    An official said that girls were screened in order to prosecute parents and traditional cutters Read more

  • Article: Kenyan Girls Returning to School Face Mandatory FGM and Pregnancy Tests
    Girls & Women

    Kenyan Girls Returning to School Face Mandatory FGM and Pregnancy Tests

    Jan. 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Critics say the compulsory tests, meant to help protect girls, are demeaning. Read more

  • Article: 10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone
    Girls & Women

    10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

    Dec. 19, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A local activist said 67 other girls have been initiated and are awaiting medical examination. Read more

  • Article: Kenyan Girls Are Being Taken to Tanzania and Uganda on FGM 'Vacations'
    Girls & Women

    Kenyan Girls Are Being Taken to Tanzania and Uganda on FGM 'Vacations'

    Dec. 18, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Kenya criminalised FGM in 2011 with a minimum punishment of three years in prison and a $2,000 fine. Read more

  • Article: Winter Vacation Puts British Schoolgirls at Risk of FGM
    Girls & Women

    Winter Vacation Puts British Schoolgirls at Risk of FGM

    Dec. 17, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Activists warn girls may be taken overseas for FGM during school holidays. Read more

  • Article: Britain Just Made the World’s Largest Ever Investment to End FGM Worldwide
    Girls & Women

    Britain Just Made the World’s Largest Ever Investment to End FGM Worldwide

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 23, 2018

    Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women globally. Read more

  • Article: Michigan Judge Dismisses Charges in Historic FGM Case
    Girls & Women

    Michigan Judge Dismisses Charges in Historic FGM Case

    By Sophie Maes|Nov. 21, 2018

    In the US, more than 500,000 women and girls have experienced or are at risk of FGM. Read more