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Although support for the practice is waning, the report indicates that 98% of Somali women between 15 and 49 have been cut or mutilated -- the highest per capita percentage in the world. In addition, the report states that female circumcision is
"Many men receive circumcision" More than 125 million girls and women are now circumcised. Within ten years of expected additional 30 million undergo the brutal assault, and most before the age of five years. Unicef
With summer vacation just around the corner and many French children visiting family in their countries of origin, a joint statement has been issued by a collection of female organisations warning young girls on the risks of female circumcision. It's
Activists from feminist movement Femen have staged a topless protest at the Vatican's St Peter's Square, to support gay rights as the Pope was reading his Angelus blessing. This comes as a massive march against gay marriage took place in Paris.
October 3, 2012 Traditional cutters receive four goats for their supporters of the Alternative Rites of Passage, an alternative to the traditional ceremony that involves female circumcision. (Courtesy African Schools of Kenya) In a traditional two-
Letters Exploring the limits of liberalism "Choice is the only moral currency they [liberals] acknowledge," says Giles Fraser ( Loose canon: No, I am not a liberal , 21 July). This is about as accurate a characterisation of liberalism as it would be
Rating Kenya tops the list of 15 sub-Saharan countries that have drastically reduced cases of female circumcision, says a UN report. The incidence of female circumcision fell by nearly 16 per cent in the country between 2003 and 2009, the United
Infant male circumcision is genital mutilation Men should have the right to choose circumcision, not have the choice forced upon them. Infant circumcision without consent or immediate medical justification is an unjustified violation of basic human
Having undergone rape by her husband while her uncles pinned her down, 19-year-old Mary Solio continues to struggle for her rights in an indigenous community in Kenya where illegal rites of passage like female circumcision persist.
Representatives of almost 90 villages in Senegal and Mali have agreed to ban the practice of female circumcision, at a ceremony in eastern Senegal, a local non-governmental organisation said Monday. This ceremony "of the declaration of abandonment of