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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.