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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...

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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...

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Tasneem – Sri Lanka

March 17, 2020

In Sri Lanka, FGM/C takes place amongst the Moor, Malay, and Bohra communities. There is little research available on the pre...

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Aisha – Singapore

March 17, 2020

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

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Darya – Iran

March 17, 2020

Whilst there is no nationally representative data on FGM/C prevalence in Iran, various studies surveying women and girls from...

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Mubaraka – India

March 17, 2020

In India, FGM/C is mainly prevalent in the Bohra community, with a 2018 study estimating 75% of daughters (aged 7 and above) ...

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Madam K – Sierra Leone

March 12, 2020

People know me as Madam K. I am 42 years old. I am a teacher by profession and love working with girls because I know how inv...

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Favour – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

I like being called Favour because it has a divine meaning. I enjoy reading different books but really liked English, math, a...

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Admire – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

My name is Admire and I am now 18 years old. I have two brothers and two sisters. My father and stepmother have always been b...

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Joyful – Sierra Leone

December 9, 2019

My friends call me Joyful. I just turned 18. I hope to become the first female pilot in Sierra Leone someday.  I co...

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Faith – Kenya

October 18, 2019

Having your period isn’t always straightforward. It can be annoying, even debilitatingly painful. But for some of the poore...

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Beatrice – Kenya

October 16, 2019

Beatrice came from a humble background. She dreamt of becoming a doctor. But when her parents separated and moved away, she h...