Saturday, March 31, 2012

Men force wives to undergo FGM

Will this ever end?

'"Those who evaded the cut are now being forced to undergo the cultural practice or their husbands be denied land inheritance," said Women Rights Institute for Peace (Wrip) Executive Director Mariam Suleiman while releasing the report.'

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/news/InsidePage.php?id=2000055100&cid=159&story=Men%20force%20wives%20to%20undergo%20FGM

3,000 girls in Ireland underwent female genital mutilation

'New legislation has outlawed female genital mutilation in Ireland, where over 3,000 women are believed to have undergone the procedure.'

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/3000-girls-in-Ireland-underwent-female-genital-mutilation---144863635.html

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Men force wives to undergo FGM

'The report also revealed change of season for practicing FGM from December to August to avoid media spotlight and scrutiny from Government agencies."Those who evaded the cut are now being forced to undergo the cultural practice or their husbands be denied land inheritance," said Women Rights Institute for Peace (Wrip) Executive Director Mariam Suleiman while releasing the report.'

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/InsidePage.php?id=2000055100&cid=159

Journalist 'is going to pay the prize'

'A Liberian journalist says she has been forced into hiding after lifting the lid on initiation rituals, including genital mutilation, by a secretive women’s society.'
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/liberia-journalist-in-hiding-after-writing-genital-mutilation-expose/507752

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beating female genital mutilation 'will take education not activism'

'"We cannot make a community publicly denounce a tradition of several thousand years unless they know exactly how it is harming them," he explained.'

http://www.figo.org/news/beating-female-genital-mutilation-will-take-education-not-activism-009896