FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION RESOURCES

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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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In rural Kenya, traditions run deeper than law on cutting girls
"Circumcision is heavily practiced among the Pokot community, and one of the girls' mothers believes it is a sign of strength.
'The pain will make her strong. She can show the rest of the community that she can endure it,' the woman said after having her daughter circumcised by a Pokot elder donning a beaded neck collar and large brass earrings.
'I'm proud of my daughter for doing this,' she said."
Reuters Press, November 12, 2014.

TRF–UK Opens First Clinic for Child Victims of Female Genital Mutilation
"The clinic will liaise closely with police, social care and community groups and will provide evidence and expert witness statements for court cases. It will also help identify and protect girls at risk.
'If a girl is found to have FGM clearly her sisters may also have had it done and they also then need to be seen by us,' Creighton told Thomson Reuters Foundation. 'And it may be that some younger sisters can be protected ... It's not just treating girls that have had it done, it's protecting other family members against FGM, which I think is really important'."
Reuters Health, September 23, 2014.

Female Genital Mutilation a Means for Men to Control Women: UN Chief
"GENEVA (Reuters) — Female genital mutilation, the excision of the clitoris practiced widely in African and many Muslim countries, is a means for men to maintain control of women and must be eradicated, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday."
Reuters Health, June 17, 2014.

Female Genital Mutilation
A fact sheet from the World Health Organization, June 2000, Updated February, 2014.

Doctor will be tried in first prosecution under Britain's ban on female genital mutilation
Dr. Dhanoun Dharmasena is accused of sewing shut woman's private parts. Operation occurred at London hospital.
Daily News, March 21, 2014

Muslims debate centuries–old tradition of female genital mutilation in Somalia
UNICEF activists are campaigning to educate Somaliland communities about the harms of female genital mutilation. But the stigma of being 'uncut' is still so strong that many leaders say they will not stop practicing FGM.
Daily News, March 01, 2014

New York victims of genital mutilation lead the cry against the practice in the U.S.
Daily News, March 07, 2013

Ghana Woman Sentenced in Circumcisions
The Associated Press, January 27, 2004

Couple Charged With Genital Mutilation of Girl, 13
The Toronto Star, February 14, 2002

Safe Haven Opens for Women in Kenya
The Associated Press, April 9, 2002

SJC: Foreign Nationals' Parental Rights Can Be Ended
The Associated Press, May 4, 2002

Thousands of Girls Reportedly Circumcised Each Day
Reuters Health, March 8, 2002

Female Circumcision Clampdown Call
BBC News, November 22, 2000

Female 'Circumcision by Words' Gains Ground
BBC News, July 10, 1998

Female Genital Mutilation
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, July 1998

2 Million Girls a Year Mutilated
An article from UNICEF, 1996

Federal Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1995
Text of the law prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

Genital–Verstummelungen von Madchen und Frauen
FGM report from the German branch of UNICEF, contains information and links to other German&ndas;language articles and resources

Legislation Against Female Genital Mutilation
Federal, state, and international legislation against Female Genital Mutilation, by state and country

Prisoners Of Ritual: Contemporary Developments In The History Of Female Genital Mutilation
Report presented at at the Second International Symposium on Circumcision, 1991

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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Amnesty International
International Secretariat
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 8DJ, U.K.
Phone: (20) 7814 6200
www.amnesty.org

The Campaign to Stop Female Genital Mutilation
P.O. Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York, NY 10023
www.equalitynow.org/english/fgm/

Female Genital Cutting Networking and Education Project
Post Office Box 46715
Tampa, FL 33647-6715
www.fgmnetwork.org

Research/Action/Information Network for Bodily Integrity for Women (RAINBO)
915 Broadway, Suite 1109
New York, NY 10010-7108
Phone: (212) 477-3318
www.rainbo.org

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