Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fatwa against FGM

'The symposium brought together Islamic Scholars from Egypt, Sudan, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, in addition to an elite of scholars and imams from Mauritania.'

http://www.meisjesbesnijdenis.nl/uploads/_site_1/Pdf/Sub-Regional%20Fatwa%20FGMC.pdf 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Designer vagina

It is absolutely true what is said in the article but there is one major difference: in the case of FGM we're talking about little children who are not old enough to take such important decisions. And on top of that their opinion isn't asked for and doesn't count anyway.

In the case of labiaplasty or any other surgical intervention we're supposedly dealing with adults who are old, intelligent and mature enough to listen to the 'advantages' and inconveniences and make a decision. They have a choice; those little children do not.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/09/muff-march-against-pornified-culture?newsfeed=true

FGM continues in Senegal despite promises

'Yet a decade later, here, and in many of the 2,657 villages in Senegal, Guinea and Burkina Faso that have since made similar declarations, there are worrying signs that FGM/C still exists.

Just a few minutes walk from the marching bands, dancing and countless congratulatory speeches, a village elder stood outside her canteen, chastising the fanfare as a farce. “They haven’t really abandoned the practice,” she said of the women of Malicounda Bambara. “The same women who are publicly declaring it has been abandoned are continuing to cut,” she said.'
http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?reportid=73680

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Financial Institutions Pay Lip Service Only

'Every day, 6,000 girls endure female genital mutilation (FGM), which means that in any given year two million young women will be subject to a procedure that severely hampers their long-term health.'

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106047