Up to 228,000 girls in the United States have been affected or are at risk, and the United Nations estimates that if current trends continue, 86 million more young girls worldwide are likely to experience some form of the practice by 2030.
“In some of those discussions on The Hill, people don’t even want to say the words vagina or clitoris. Well, how can we stop this type of abuse if we can’t talk about what it is? Vagina is not a dirty word. It’s a body part. We need to be real about what’s going on.” -Shelby Quast – Senior Policy Advisor for Equality Now [read more...]