United States

ABC News speaks with *Sarah, a victim of “vacation cutting” where a girl is taken overseas for the purpose of undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). The Population Reference Bureau finds that more than 500,000 women and girls in the US are at risk of FGM, some of whom will be taken abroad for the procedure.  Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/fullpage/underground-america-female-genital-mutilation-undergroundfgm-31808869?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8qDTEuHW_GqU5N-bWpj4g0mgWDQQDq9q8qEfymhkhdxz_bgMOeUrAqqkIh0Eih-KMqCt2-eERD3h8uMfnFsnDdCzapKegD6i2T8FaremlXiF8Ugyw&_hsmi=20748902

*Name changed to protect identity

July 22, 2015

More than 500,000 US Women and Girls at Risk for FGM

ABC News speaks with *Sarah, a victim of “vacation cutting” where a girl is taken overseas for the […]
June 11, 2015

UK Non-Profit Works to Combat FGM

The UK non-profit Forward recently released a video showing the effects of female genital mutilation. The video, “Needlepoint,” […]
May 22, 2015

Raising Awareness About Female Genital Mutilation in the United States

To the extent that female genital mutilation makes the news, most of the attention is not focused on […]
May 20, 2015

Texas Honor Killing Case Involved Entire Family

Nadia Irsan is now among family members accused of murdering Gelareh Bagherzadeh and Coty Beavers. It is alleged […]
May 19, 2015

‘Unchained at Last’ Supports Victims of Forced Marriage

Fraidy Reiss started the organization ‘Unchained at Last’ to support victims of forced marriage after her own experience […]