Parents bring girls as young as 3 months old to undergo the procedure that is known to cause sexual dysfunction, cysts, and birthing complications.
Luke Roberts is a Raelian: "the only religion with female, gay, and transgender priests."
A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
The new law criminalizes FGM, also known as female circumcision, which is performed on an estimated 125 million women and girls worldwide, according to a 2013 UNICEF report.
If the British Government Wants to End Female Genital Mutilation, Why Is It Returning a 'Cutter' Back to Gambia?
Gambian refugee Maimuna Jawo applied for UK asylum to campaign for the rights of FGM survivors and future victims, but she feels the government has treated her like a criminal.
Due to the secrecy that surrounds FGM, the true extent of the practice in Western countries isn't known. We spoke to the director of No FGM Australia, the Human Rights Award–winning charity that works to abolish the practice.
Unprecedented legal cases in the UK and Egypt may start to change attitudes towards female genital cutting. But it won't happen overnight.