FGM

Below you will find two videos of survivors speaking about being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is a human rights violation, and in the United States alone, over half a million women and girls are at risk or have already undergone FGM.

The fight against FGM could not continue without brave survivors speaking out, exposing the abuse and taking a stand against it in hopes that another girl does not have to go through the same pain. They are warriors of this movement. Gladis and Esther are two of these warriors.


Gladis tells how her family called for her to follow tradition, even though nobody enjoyed the practice. She discusses how in this day and age, our civilization should have eradicated the practice already.


Esther speaks about what happens during FGM, and the justification behind why it is still practiced. She touches on how the community can pressure young girls into thinking they need it and how practitioners can hide in plain sight in our communities.


Find out here if your state criminalizes this heinous practice.

December 11, 2018

Survivor voices “I just believe by now, civilization should have stopped such an act.”

Below you will find two videos of survivors speaking about being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
December 6, 2018

With female genital mutilation ban gone, we need new legislation to protect at-risk girls – USA Today

For more than two decades, underage girls in this country have been federally protected from the horrific practice […]
December 3, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S.: A stunning development as judge dismisses primary charges against defendants and rules anti-FGM law unconstitutional

In a shocking ruling, the district court judge presiding over the first-ever federally prosecuted case of female genital […]
November 27, 2018

‘US is moving backwards’: female genital mutilation ruling a blow to girls at risk – The Guardian

A historic ruling that declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation (FGM), and dropped key charges against practitioners […]
November 26, 2018

Ruling in genital mutilation case shocks women’s advocates – Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Women’s rights advocates said they were shocked when a federal judge in Michigan ruled this […]
November 20, 2018

Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case – Detroit Free Press

In a major blow to the government, a federal judge in Detroit has declared the federal female genital […]
November 8, 2018

Defense tries to toss genital mutilation charges – Detroit News

The image above is a stock image. Detroit — Defense lawyers tried to convince a federal judge Tuesday to […]
November 7, 2018

Supporters Dedicate Their Birthdays to AHA Foundation

Facebook allows its users to dedicate their birthday to a charity of their choice. This means you can […]
November 7, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S.: Judge Grants AHA Foundation’s Motion to File Amicus Curiae Brief

United States of America v. Nagarwala, et al (17-20274) Eastern District of Michigan United States District Court At […]
October 31, 2018

Chandler pushes bill to prosecute female mutilation – Telegram & Gazette

BOSTON — It was 1988 in Sierra Leone, Africa. Four blindfolded sisters under the age of 18, the […]
October 25, 2018

Finnish hospitals see more babies born to mothers with FGM – YLE UUTISET

Finland has started tallying births by circumcised mothers as the medical community is increasingly dealing with delivery complications […]
October 17, 2018

Doctoral Student Calls Out Dangerous Gap in U.S. Psychology Programs

Sheriece Hooks is currently a student in clinical psychology, and holds both a M.A. in clinical psychology from […]
September 26, 2018

Mutilated brides fetch higher price, group claims – The Detroit News

Detroit — Grooms pay more money for brides who have undergone female genital mutilation, a religious practice central to […]
September 26, 2018

Update on the First Female Genital Mutilation Case in the U.S. – AHA Foundation Files Amicus Brief After Defense Challenges Constitutionality of Anti-FGM Law

AHA Foundation filed an amicus curiae brief this week in support of the federal anti-FGM law after defense […]
September 25, 2018

Why did Twitter allow ad promoting female genital cutting? – WZZM 13

Female genital mutilation has been condemned worldwide. So how did a paid ad promoting female genital cutting of […]
September 20, 2018

Third Girl Dies in Somalia After Genital Mutilation – VOA News

A 10-year-old girl has died in Somalia due to complications from female genital mutilation (FGM). Mumtaz Qorane was […]
September 17, 2018

2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation – National Public Radio

Two sisters from a remote pastoral village in Puntland State, Somalia, died on Sept. 11 of complications from […]
September 13, 2018

Feds level new charges in genital mutilation case – The Detroit News

Detroit — Federal prosecutors filed new charges in the nation’s first case involving female genital mutilation, accusing one doctor of […]
September 11, 2018

UK schoolgirls have been pressured by peers to have FGM, campaigner says – CNN

The image above is a stock photo. London (CNN) – Some schoolgirls in the United Kingdom have been pressured […]
September 10, 2018

Genital mutilation case revs up amid grand jury activity – The Detroit News

Detroit — As many as six members of a Muslim sect from India were questioned by a federal grand jury […]