Somali Girls’ Deaths Spur More Calls to End FGM

Somali Girls’ Deaths Spur More Calls to End FGM

NAIROBI, KENYA — A spate of deaths of young girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has renewed calls for Somalia to outlaw the tradition. Four girls, ages 10 and 11, from central and northern Somalia have died in the last three months after having been cut, and seven others are in hospitals, activists said. “More and… Continue Reading Somali Girls’ Deaths Spur More Calls to End FGM

FGM is on the rise again in Sierra Leone

FGM is on the rise again in Sierra Leone

Following a temporary ban on female genital mutilation during the Ebola crisis, FGM is on the rise again in Sierra Leone. Worldwide, some 200 million girls and women have had their genitals cut, whether by force or by choice. During Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak, the government banned female genital mutilation (FGM) in an emergency health… Continue Reading FGM is on the rise again in Sierra Leone

Nigeria: Women Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

  The International Women Peace Group on Wednesday in Lagos advocated for a ban on female genital mutilation, FGM.   The campaign tagged ‘Ban FGM, Upholding the Dignity of Women and Girls,’ was organised to commemorate the 2017 International Women’s Day.   Kemi Olaokun, IWPG’s coordinator in Ikorodu, said the group’s aim is to use… Continue Reading Nigeria: Women Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM

Hundreds of Kenyan girls are preparing to spend Christmas in schools, rather than with their families, fearing that their parents will force them to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Schools that should have closed more than a month ago for the holidays are staying open for the girls, while others are staying in churches in… Continue Reading Kenyan girls hide in schools to escape FGM