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We shall not relax when women in Ssebi and Karamoja regions are suffering," the president of the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association, Jane Alisemera, said.
Lawmakers from 27 African countries gathered in Dakar on Monday for a two-day conference to push for a UN ban on female genital mutilation as a breach of human rights. International activists joined envoys from the United Nations and African Union in
You don't seek out an article about the brutal practice of butchering girls' private parts for a relaxed lunchtime read, or mention the issue during cocktail conversations. (Unless you're me, in which case you have already discovered it's a big no-no.
Egypt launched a special edition of its flagship publication The State of the World's Children . Amany Abdel-Moneim reports Throughout history, children have been subjected to exploitation and abuse, and in the years following the end of World War
Homa Khaleeli Nawal El Saadawi: 'I have a rebel gene.' Photograph: Felix Clay 'I am becoming more radical with age," says Nawal El Saadawi, laughing. "I have noticed that writers, when they are old, become milder.
In a report published last month on violent crimes committed against women in 2009, Karam Saber Ibrahim, executive director of the Land Center for Human Rights, a Cairo-based non-governmental organization, spoke of a belief that some Egyptians
Besides an ultra successful career in fashion, Dirie is a leading advocate against female genital mutilation. Biopic directed by Sherry Horman, starring Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson and Meera Syal. (In English/Somali) The Ghost Writer
In addition to an ultra-successful career in fashion, Dirie is a leading advocate against female genital mutilation. Biopic directed by Sherry Horman, starring Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Craig Parkinson and Meera Syal. (In English/Somali) Remember
Three decades later, after a career as a supermodel and human rights activist, Waris Dirie is planning to go home to Africa. “I dream of having my own farm and lodge in Tanzania, near Mount Kilimanjaro,” she said in an interview with The Sunday Times
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called on UN members to offer more protections for women who are victims of violence and other crimes. 'Whether it is domestic violence, sex trafficking, so-called 'honour' crimes or female genital cutting,