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Barbaric ISIS issue sickening fatwa to mutilate genitals of NEWBORN baby girls
7 Jan 2016

The terror group ordered that if mothers objected to the female genital mutilation (FGM) for their children they faced being beaten, fined and the operation carried out without consent.

According to the ruling by cruel Daesh, part of the child's clitoris should be surgically removed immediately after birth.

High-ranking Kurdish politician Ghayas Sorchi, from the Kurdistan Patriotic Union (PUK), revealed the sickening fatwa.

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Author: Zoie O'Brien

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Female Genital Mutilation Still Rampant In Kwara Rural Areas — Physicians
6 Jan 2016

Prof. Oladiji Temidayo, Director, Centre for Research and In-house Training of the University of Ilorin, has said that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still a major challenge faced by rural women.

Temidayo made the disclosure on Wednesday at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) during an assessment of Field Posting Reports for Masters in Public Health students of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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Author: Genevieve Aningo

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Kilimo asks politicians to join fight against FGM
5 Jan 2016

The Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board chairperson Linah Jebii Kilimo has urged politicians to join the war against FGM.

Addressing the media in Eldoret town on Sunday after meeting a group of women, Kilimo accused politicians of being silent on the cultural practice which she said continues to be practiced in many areas.

The chairperson said the war on FGM and other traditional cultural practices will be won if politicians and elected leaders support the fight.

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Author: Bernard Ramoka

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Parents in Bosamaro lauded for protecting girls against FGM
5 Jan 2016

Parents in Bosamaro ward have been commended for protecting girls against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriages during the festive season.

Addressing residents at Gesiaga secondary on Tuesday, Bosamaro Ward representative Mr Boniface Ombori said he is happy that there were no FGM cases reported in the area during the 2015 festive season.

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Author: Wycliffe Mongare

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Mother arrested for making daughters undergo FGM
4 Jan 2016

Police in Mutino, Meru County have arrested one woman, Mary Gakundi, who has been accused of making three minors undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).

Gakuyi is accused of making her three daughters, all aged between 15 to 17, take the cut.

Sources further informed the police that the tree minors were recuperating at the family home.

Acting on the tip off, police raided the home arresting the mother and detaining the three girls for questioning.

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Author: Joy Chelagat

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FGM is one of the worst forms of gender based violence and perpetuated across the world. Each year FGM will claim the lives or hamper the physical and psychological health of millions of women and girls for non-medical reasons. Our information centre is a contribution to the complete abandoning of FGM.

Les MGF sont une des pires formes de violence basée sur le genre et se perpétue partout à travers le monde. Chaque année les MGF vont ôter la vie, ou endommager la santé physique et psychologique de millions de femmes et de jeunes filles pour des raisons non médicales. Notre centre d'information est une contribution à l’abandon complet des MGF.

 

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