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

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