AHA Foundation news on Female Genital Mutilation


September 12, 2017

Police are ‘determined’ to bring country’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation as they launch campaign to protect children coming from abroad – Daily Mail

Police are targeting Eurostar terminals to protect children from female genital mutilation (FGM) as officers say they are […]
September 11, 2017

Hertfordshire NHS records 10 cases of female genital mutilation – Hertfordshire Mercury

At least ten cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were recorded by NHS bodies in Hertfordshire between April […]
September 9, 2017

My Mother Still Thinks FGM Was Good for Me – Elle

After Sophia* was cut, her legs were fastened together and she was told not to move. In her […]
September 9, 2017

“FGM is violence, child abuse and sexual assault” – The London Economic

“FGM is violence, child abuse and sexual assault  …and of course we handed out Vulva cupcakes” is not […]
September 1, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation Bill Flies Through Texas Senate – USNews

The Texas Senate has unanimously approved harsher penalties for female genital mutilation in the country’s second-largest state. The […]
August 28, 2017

A Day Camp That Teaches Kids In The U.S. About Female Genital Mutilation – NPR

It’s a hot and humid day, but the kids are buzzing. As they pile out of a coach […]
August 28, 2017

Cutting Young Girls Isn’t Religious Freedom – The Wall Street Journal

Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl from Minnesota entered an examination room at a clinic just outside of […]
August 24, 2017

The curse of blades and powders: FGM in Somaliland – in pictures – The Guardian

lmost all women aged 15 to 49 in the east African state of Somaliland have suffered female genital […]
August 24, 2017

Women in small Muslim sect say they have had FGM in Canada – The Star

Women from a small Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras have reported that female genital mutilation has been […]
August 10, 2017

For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season” – UNFPA

Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Diaami, Hargeisa and other […]
August 10, 2017

Maine turns blind eye to child abuse – One News Now

Maine’s legislature failed to protect little girls from a horrible mutilation practice, so the bill’s sponsor now is […]
August 10, 2017

Defendants demand proof: Show us photos of alleged victims’ genitalia – Detroit Free Press

The defense in Michigan’s historic genital mutilation case is demanding the government turn over “the most significant piece” […]
August 10, 2017

I’m a survivor of female genital mutilation and I’m changing the world because of it – Sanctuary for Families

Where I am from, a girl is recognized by the following: Who is her father? Who is her […]
August 3, 2017

Female genital mutilation bill dead after Senate vote – WGME

A bill that would make female genital mutilation a crime in Maine is officially dead. Earlier Wednesday, a […]
August 1, 2017

New push to criminalize female genital mutilation in Maine – WGME

A Maine lawmaker says she’s not giving up on a bill that appears to be dead. Rep. Heather […]
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