It was a long time ago that I read “Desert Flower” by Waris Dirie, a Somalian model and anti-FGM activist which was essentially all about the custom of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It was shocking and I remember wondering then how I could help. Throughout July, ActionAid is highlighting the […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 08-03-2015 in BLOG tagged with FGM / gender / International women's day / IWD / nigerian girls / salaries / Women
Today is International Women’s Day, the day the United Nations has allocated to observe the triumphs and challenges faced by women around the world. Not only is it to recognise factors such as law and order, food and shelter, work, economics, health and daily experiences where 2 billion women worldwide […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 06-02-2015 in BLOG tagged with circumcision / cutting / FGM / international day / mutilation / prosecution / UN / zero tolerance
Today is the UN International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Yesterday saw a prosecution that was the first of its kind in Britain and had been hailed as a landmark in the campaign to stamp out the illegal practice of FGM. Thus far, unbelievably, there has […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 11-06-2013 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with 80% / Arab world / death / Egypt / Female genital mutilation / FGM / Suhair al-Bata
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