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In Focus: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Publicado 24 de octubre de 2014 Avatar End Sexual Violence

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In this focus piece, Youth to End Sexual Violence explores the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From the blog: "My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move..."

Fuente: http://www.youthtoendsexualviolence.org/blog/2014/...

"My legs were completely numb and the pain between them was so intense. I wished I would die. I felt my poor mother hold me in her arms - my memory ends at this instant until I opened my eyes and the killer woman was gone. I was lying on the ground close to a rock, and my legs were tied together with strips of cloth binding me from my ankles to my hips so I could not move. I turned my head towards the rock - it was drenched with blood as if an animal had been slaughtered there. I saw...my meat -...


5 Reasons Why Female Circumcision Needs To Stop

Publicado 12 de agosto de 2014 no picture ReachingForABetterWorld

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There can be little doubt that female circumcision is one of the most shocking cultural practices found around the world. It contravenes women’s rights in a violent and obvious manner and is a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of millions of girls around the world. It’s estimated that nearly 125 million girls and women have been subjected to this violation, and each year a further 3 million are at risk in Africa alone. Most people understand that female circumcisio...


If I was at the Girl Summit

Publicado 22 de julio de 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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If I was at the Girl Summit these would be my suggestions: I would suggest that countries who wish to end FGM and Child Marriage that they work in partnership with other countries in offering solutions. For example the battle of child marriage being in some cases, girls are married because they provide an economic gain for the family, also receive protection being married in some cultures. Education is also a vital need, not as in holding a degree or PhD, but in educating abo...


We Just Don't Talk About It

Publicado 19 de julio de 2014 no picture Effie Johari

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This article was written in observance of Girl Summit 2014. Information about FGM, its harms and justifications, can be found elsewhere. Here, I talk about the issue in a Malaysian context. Reading the resource pack for Girl Summit 2014 I stumbled upon the link to the 29 countries where FGM/C (henceforth only referred to as FGM); Malaysia was not on it (or any other Southeast Asian countries where the practice is still prevalent), which is not a surprise, but a disappointment...


5 Ways Young People Can Help End FGM

Publicado 13 de julio de 2014 no picture Rachel

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"'It is not enough to tell people that FGM is illegal,' says FGM victim-turned-activist Gladys Kiranto. Changing laws is essential, but as FGM is often a deeply embedded cultural tradition in communities, large-scale education about why it is harmful is needed to effect major social change."

Fuente: http://www.girleffect.org/news/2014/02/zero-tolera...

When we hear about organizations working towards a change for the better, we think that we cannot do anything to help because we lack the money, time, resources, or power to do anything significant. However, I have realized that simply being aware of these issues and being able to communicate to others about them makes all the difference, especially with the prevalent use of social media. This is exactly how I felt after coming across girleffect.org, a website dedicated to providin...


Interview with Jaha Dukureh - FGM survivor, campaigner and founder of Safe Hands for Girls

Publicado 11 de julio de 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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Hi I'm Isla, I’m 17 and from Scotland. I've been an Advocate for Girlguiding for a year, which has given me loads of fantastic opportunities like this one! On Thursday 10th July, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jaha Dukureh, a young woman passionate about ending FGM (female genital mutilation) in the USA and founder of Safe Hands for Girls. Originally from the Gambia in West Africa, she underwent this procedure as an infant but only found out when she travelled to the St...


When my grandmother was strong enough to speak about FGM, it stopped

Publicado 10 de julio de 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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I’m June, 16, from Nigeria, member of Plan UK’s Youth Advisory Panel, Youth Observer Trustee for Plan UK and blogger for Girls’ Globe. I believe we can end FGM and CEFM in a generation - this happened in my family. When my grandmother was strong enough to speak about FGM, it stopped completely. My mother grew up in Sierra Leone, a country where an estimated 88% of girls undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or circumcision. But my...


All of us can be youth who inspire change and end FGM and child marriage

Publicado 3 de julio de 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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Hi, I’m Isabelle and represent Restless Development on the #YouthforChange Panel. On Saturday 7th June I attended my first #YouthforChange Youth Panel face to face meeting. I was very excited and also a bit nervous; it wasn’t just my first time taking part in #YouthforChange but also my first time in a government building and first time in London for a while! On arrival I was able to meet the rest of the UK panel team – a brilliant mix of young people aged between 14 and 20...


#YouthForChange kicks off its pledge to help end FGM and child marriage at the UK Parliament

Publicado 3 de julio de 2014 Avatar #YouthForChange

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Hi, I’m Hassan from Dagenham, London and I am representing @PlanUKYAP on the Girl Summit Youth Panel. Earlier this month, I, along with 4 other young people from the #YouthForChange Panel, attended a Parliamentary reception to help kick start talk about ending female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) in the run up to the Girl Summit being hosted by David Cameron. To begin there were speeches from the Speaker of the House, Home Secretary Th...


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