U.S. and UK Get Serious About Female Genital Mutilation

U.S. and UK Get Serious About Female Genital Mutilation

Both the U.S. and the UK are getting serious about female genital mutilation. Two people were arrested in Britain on Saturday, charged with suspected female genital mutilation (FGM). A 72 year old Ugandan man traveling with an 11 year old girl arrived at Heathrow airport from Kampala, Uganda Friday morning. He was arrested along with […]

Female Genital Mutilation: Causes and Solutions

Female Genital Mutilation: Causes and Solutions

Female genital mutilation (FGM) has complex causes, yet simple solutions. There is a great need to break the silence among women who have been victimized and traumatized by this practice, which involves permanent damage to a woman’s external sexual organs. There are four different kinds of mutilation, all in varying degrees of severity. FGM involves removing part of […]

Female Genital Mutilation: Is the Pain or Social Stigma Worse?

Female Genital Mutilation: Is the Pain or Social Stigma Worse?

Today, there are 29 countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is being practiced. Most of these countries are concentrated in Africa, the Middle East, and some parts of Asia. FGM is the removal of the female genitalia, in part or in whole, by cutting for non-medical reasons. In order to address this issue, London held […]