Skip to main content
stories

Savitri – India

November 24, 2020

Like many in India’s marginalized communities, Savitri* and her husband Parshu work as labourers in the informal sector, wh...

stories

Kamla and Gudiya – India

November 24, 2020

Kamla* is a young mother of four. One night while her husband was away for work, she fed her children and put them to bed. Wh...

stories

Reena and Roshani – India

November 24, 2020

One day, Reena* and Roshani* went to gather firewood along a dirt road by a field. Both in their twenties, Reena was six mont...

stories

Rekha – India

November 24, 2020

Rekha, a 16-year-old Dalit girl, visited a grocery shop in her neighbourhood. At the store, the 46-year-old shop owner offere...

stories

Pallavi – India

November 24, 2020

Pallavi* was 16-years-old and on the way to visit her grandmother when she was kidnapped and gang-raped by 12 young men. They...

stories

Saza – Singapore

March 17, 2020

FGM/C is documented amongst the Malay community in Singapore, where it is known as ‘sunat’. The Malay community makes u...

stories

Rena – Indonesia

March 17, 2020

Rena Herdiyani is the vice-chairperson of Kalyanamitra, a women’s rights organization in Indonesia that has been doing advo...

stories

Habiba – Oman

March 17, 2020

Habiba al Hinai is an Omani women’s rights activist, and Founder and Executive Director of the Omani Associa...

stories

Serat – Canada

March 17, 2020

FGM is illegal in Canada. With diaspora communities from across Africa and the Middle East, it is estimated that over 80,000 ...

stories

Rayehe – Iran

March 17, 2020

Rayehe Mozafarian set up Stop FGM Iran, after writing her thesis on FGM in Iran in 2014, which was published as a book titled...

stories

Masooma – India

March 17, 2020

Masooma Ranalvi is the founder of WeSpeakOut, an organization working to end FGM/C in India. My mutilation happened when I wa...

stories

Jenny – US

March 17, 2020

FGM/C is widely known to take place amongst diaspora communities in the United States. Less known are the stories of FGM/C oc...