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female genital mutilation


Village by village, the quest to stop female genital cutting in Somaliland

August 29, 2019 11:19 am

UN agency UNICEF estimates about 98 per cent of women aged 15 to 49 has undergone the procedure in the breakaway Islamic state of four million, which has operated independently of Somalia since 1991 but is not globally recognised as a country.

SC sends plea for ban on female genital mutilation to 5-judge bench

September 25, 2018 4:11 am

The plea said the practice of female genital mutilation caused "permanent disfiguration to the body of a girl child"

Can't direct doctors to perform genital mutilation on small girls: SC

July 31, 2018 9:00 pm

The observation came when the senior lawyer said the court may issue directions to ensure proper safety measures in conducting the procedure.

The problem with the govt denying the existence of Female Genital Mutilation in India

June 30, 2018 1:20 pm

Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation is prevalent in India and is one among the many violations which make our country the world’s most dangerous place for women.

UN chief says 68 million girls may face genital cuts by 2030

February 07, 2018 10:57 am

The UN Population Fund projects that the estimated 3.9 million girls subjected to genital cutting every year will rise to 4.6 million by 2030 due to expected population growth unless urgent action is taken.

Bohra women's group: We don't practice genital mutilation

February 06, 2018 10:03 pm

As per the study, 97 per cent women who remembered their FGM/C experience from childhood recalled it as painful. Those who have undergone "khafd" have reported painful urination, physical discomfort, difficulty in walking and bleeding immediately following the procedure

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: What you should know

February 06, 2018 9:52 am

On February 6 (Tuesday), as the world comes together to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation, here is what the horrifying practice is about and the problems stemming from it.

At least 75% Bohra women admit female genital mutilation, says study

February 06, 2018 2:46 pm

While 33 per cent of female respondents said FGM has had an adverse impact on their sexual life, 10 per cent of the women reported having frequent urinary tract infections, and incontinence, with one reported case of excessive bleeding.

A Bohra woman’s open letter to PM Modi on freedom from Female Genital Mutilation

July 07, 2020 7:26 pm

There is one and only one reason this inhuman practice is performed: to tamper with the sexual desires of the girl/woman.

Understanding female genital mutilation: The practice and the issues

May 17, 2017 8:33 am

FGM refers to the practice of complete or partial removal of female external genitalia, apparently in an attempt to keep their sexual desires under control.