AHA Foundation news on Female Genital Mutilation


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 […]
July 31, 2017

Rep. Dave Trott moves to increase penalty for genital mutilation – Detroit Free Press

With an investigation into the genital mutilation of girls in Michigan continuing, a metro Detroit congressman is calling […]
July 31, 2017

One pending Michigan court case could prove to be an explosive test of religious liberty in the US – Business Insider

This fall, a United States district judge will hear a landmark case: For the first time, the federal […]
July 27, 2017

FGM Happens In Britain, It’s Time We All Took Notice – Vogue

FGM – Female Genital Mutilation – is often thought of a practice that happens solely overseas and not […]
July 27, 2017

London’s airports on high alert for FGM victims – FIGO

Police are worried that London’s airports will be used to transport young girls to another country to undergo […]
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