#FGM

  • Article: I Made a Film About FGM for the UN. Here's What I Learned About Community, Survival, and Sense of Self.

    I Made a Film About FGM for the UN. Here's What I Learned About Community, Survival, and Sense of Self.

    July 22, 2019

    Sara Elgamal’s film tells the story of three women leading the fight against FGM in Ethiopia. Read more

  • Article: This Activist Is Empowering Girls and Women in Kenya Through Education

    This Activist Is Empowering Girls and Women in Kenya Through Education

    By Gabrielle Deonath|July 9, 2019

    Qabale Duba is the 2019 Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award winner. Read more

  • Article: The Highest Authority in Sunni Islam Just Declared an End to Child Marriage in Africa

    The Highest Authority in Sunni Islam Just Declared an End to Child Marriage in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|June 21, 2019

    The total number of women married in childhood will likely reach 950 million by 2030. Read more

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

    FGM Survivors Across Africa Call for Mental Health and Trauma Support

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 18, 2019

    "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

    Kenyan FGM Survivor Explores Reconstruction Surgery in New Film

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 12, 2019

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

  • Article: Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Human Rights Advocates

    Scale of FGM in Saudi Arabia Surprises Human Rights Advocates

    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

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

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 4, 2019

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

  • Article: US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    US House Votes to Recognize FGM as a Human Rights Violation

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    The bipartisan resolution denouncing female genital mutilation passed 393 to 0. Read more