Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FGM can be stopped

The key is to go slowly, to inform to educate and then even 'enemies' start to work together to get rid of this monster that FGM is. Reconstructive surgery can help the victims in their every day life.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18976217

Friday, July 13, 2012

Will FGM rise in Egypt?

'Despite a 1996 ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Egypt, the issue continues to be a divisive one, especially amid fears that the ban could be reversed under an Islamist government.'

'Amid the rising speculations that FGM would be legalized in Egypt, the Freedom and Justice Party was accused in May of sending a large medical convoy into the village of Abu Aziz in the Minya governorate, south of Cairo which offered to perform the operation for as little as 30 Egyptian pounds ($4.90).'

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/12/225982.html

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First time in Switzerland

'In a first for Switzerland, a court has handed down a sentence for forcing female genital mutilation.'

http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/first-sentencing-for-female-genital-mutilation.shtml?31399