UN Calls for Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030

Wednesday marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. Coinciding with the day, the United Nations is calling for action to eliminate the procedure by 2030. The U.N. estimates at least 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation, a procedure…

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Minnesota Lawmakers Concede to Charges of Islamophobia, Xenophobia and Racism and Fail to Pass FGM Legislation

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)’s estimate that over 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM), has been confirmed by an updated analysis issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Within state rankings, Minnesota ranks 3rd behind California and New York, states with high number…

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Girl Dies After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation

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by Gabrielle Okun   A 10-year-old girl in Somalia died on July 14 after complications from female genital mutilation. Deeqa Dahir Nuur, the young girl from the village of Olol, bled to death after a traditional cutter in her town severed a vein causing hemorrhaging, according to The Guardian Friday. She was then…

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Women and Girls in Eight Battleground States at Increased Risk For Female Genital Mutilation

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The 2013 Population Reference Bureau (PRB) estimate that over 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM) has been confirmed by an updated analysis issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Eight “battleground states” where voters will determine control of the U.S. Senate and…

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