Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lift the ban on FGM in Egypt?

What to think about this?

''"It [female genital mutilation] is a personal decision and each woman can decide based on her needs. If she needs it, she can go to a doctor."'
http://www.businessinsider.com/azza-garf-egypt-female-circumcision-2012-4#ixzz1tIx0XMjT

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Nearly 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations

How is this possible in 2012 in the UK?

'According to research every year up to 6,000 girls in London are at risk of the potentially fatal procedure, and more than 22,000 in the UK as a whole. The Metropolitan Police said since 2008, it had received 166 reports of people who fear they are at risk of FGM but it has failed to bring forward a single perpetrator. Only two doctors have ever been struck off by The General Medical Council since 1980.'

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120423/Thousands-of-women-in-UK-undergo-genital-mutilation-each-year-Report.aspx

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

movement to abolish female mutilation in Sudan and Sierra Leone

'Through her trips to Africa, Gruenbaum said she has seen change promoted by the teaching of the Quran, UNICEF posters and groups that use acting and music to educate the public about genital mutilation. During one of her trips, she even came across a soccer tournament that was held with the goal of educating young men about the practice, she said.'

http://www.bsudailynews.com/speaker-informs-students-about-female-genital-mutilation-1.2730040