female genital mutilation
Despite Liberia declaring a three-year suspension of FGM, human rights groups tell VICE World News that women and girls are still being forced to undergo the procedure.
“I stopped feeling mortified over the fact that I was cut. It was liberating. I now know that I’m not like most people, and that’s OK.”
Female genital mutilation among Muslim women in Singapore is so secretive, sometimes not even the circumcised women themselves know about it.
Domestic Violence, Child Marriage, and Genital Mutilation: Coronavirus Could Be a Catastrophe for Women
A U.N. analysis predicts a "calamitous" increase in violence against women, as well as unwanted pregnancies and child marriages.
Parents bring girls as young as 3 months old to undergo the procedure that is known to cause sexual dysfunction, cysts, and birthing complications.
The first federal female genital mutilation case in the U.S. has reignited a longstanding debate over what constitutes the practice and how best to handle it.
Sir Christopher Chope has been described as an "embarrassment to humanity" for objecting to legislation that would protect children from FGM.
The ruling overturns the federal ban on FGM in the United States, which was passed in 1996.
In a landmark case, lawyers are claiming religious freedom to defend doctors facing charges for performing FGM on seven-year-olds in Michigan.
A high-stakes criminal case is forcing a tight-knit Midwestern Muslim sect to reckon with its most dangerous practice.
Every other December, scores of Tanzanian girls endure what's colloquially known as "cutting season." Now, new mapping technology can help activists locate girls who might be in danger—and get them to safe houses before it's too late.