The global fight to end FGM

Originally published at Medium.com/@UN_Women Each year, approximately four million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), a…

Let us take a pledge to support the fight to end FGM

WC Desk: Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female…

Agnes Pareiyo on a mission to educate her community

Agnes Pareiyo is a women’s rights activist in Kenya’s Maasai community. She uses wooden models as…

Somali father defends FGM after daughter, 10, dies

WC Desk: he father of a 10-year-old girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM)…

UN Women announces first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa

WC Desk: On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 6…

Female genital mutilation fact sheet

WC Desk: Key facts Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury…

Soumayya’s story: A bold fight against female genital mutilation

WC Desk: Her mother died after giving birth to her, from health complications resulting from female…

She Ran From the Cut, and Helped Thousands of Other Girls Escape, Too

Reproduced from  New York Times  JINA MOORE: LENKISEM, Kenya — The first time cutting season came around,…

What It’s Like to Experience Female Genital Cutting

Hannah Smothers: When she was 7 years old, Mariya Karimjee sat on a tarp in a…

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