Female Genital Mutilation

Religion not tradition 'behind FGM in Mali'

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is being carried out in Mali because of religion, rather than tradition. This is the view of singer Bafing Kul, an outspoken critic of the practice who hails from the country.

US doctors face FGM dilemma

Some healthcare practitioners in the US are being confronted with a dilemma concerning female genital mutilation (FGM).

Liberia government official condemns female genital mutilation

A government official in Liberia has criticised those who carry out female genital mutilation in the country. According to Grace Kpaan, superintendent of Montserrado County, the practice is "evil" and puts young girls at risk...

FGM 'violates the rights of girls'

The rights of girls in Ghana are being violated when they suffer female genital mutilation , officials have stated.

Malaysia 'seems to be turning its back on FGM'

A Malaysian doctor who has transformed a facility used for female genital mutilation (FGM) into a fully functional clinical establishment hopes it is symbolic of the country's abandonment of the practice...

Surgery helps restore sexual pleasure after FGM

New reconstructive surgery can help victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) restore sexual pleasure and reduce the amount of pain that they feel. According to a new report published in The Lancet, doctors in France performed the surgery on almost 3,000 women. Of the 866 women who attended the...

Unicef will continue to address gender inequality

Unicef has reviewed its efforts to promote gender equality in all aspects of its operations and development programmes. Principal Advisor on Gender and Rights Anju Malhotra presented the shift in focus in a report on the organisation's three-year strategic priority action plan...

FGM performed on month-old infants in Tanzania

Young girls in Tanzania who have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) are not even aware that their sexual organs are not as nature intended, reports the Tanzania Daily News. According to the World Health Organization, FGM can involve removal of the clitoris and cause severe bleeding...

Egyptian MPs attempt to reverse FGM law

Hundreds of women have signed a petition to voice their concern that some members of the Egyptian parliament are trying to legalise female genital mutilation (FGM), reports France 24.

FGM being conducted on girls aged 4

Younger and younger girls are being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), according to one activist.