FGM

Letter from a young girl asking for Equality Now's help so that she won't be subjected to FGM (Evening Standard)

3/5/2013 -- Evening Standard -- "Please help… I don’t want to be cut like my sister when we go back to Africa"; Equality Now received a letter from a young girl, telling how her 12-year-old sister was subjected to FGM by aunts at her grandmother’s home in Gambia. She doesn't want the same thing to happen to her.

Kidnappers jailed for forcing Liberian woman to undergo FGM in Liberia (TrustLaw)

3/12/2013 -- TrustLaw -- "Kidnappers jailed for forcing Liberian woman to undergo FGM"; Efua Dorkenoo discusses progress in the case of Ruth Berry Peal and the urgent need for continued action.

Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it (WNN)

1/18/2013 -- Women News Network -- "Moves to medicalize female mutilation could destroy ‘Stop FGM’ advocacy"; Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it entirely. 

New Wins Speed Gains in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation (HuffPo)

1/3/2013 -- Huffington Post -- "New Wins Speed Gains in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation"; Global Director Yasmeen Hassan on the recent global advances in the fight against FGM.

The impact of UN call for global ban on FGM (TrustLaw)

12/20/2012 -- TrustLaw -- "NGOs mull impact of UN call for global ban on FGM";Faiza Mohamed, Nairobi Office Director for Equality Now discusses the need to use global ban on FGM as an advocacy tool to pressure governments.

UN Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Is a Landmark Event (HuffPo UK)

12/21/2012 -- Huffington Post UK -- "UN Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Is a Landmark Event"; Efua Dorkenoo on exciting progress on the global fight to end FGM.

Efua Dorkenoo on efforts to end FGM in the UK (Sunday Express)

12/16/2012 -- Sunday Express -- "End Vile Practice of Female Genital Mutilation" In the first of a series of top-level meetings in London, a group of ­senior police, government officials and experts – including Equality Now's Efua Dorkenoo – began work on tough new measures to crack down on FGM.

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