· · · · · 

A Moratorium on Mutilation: Community Organizations Find Their Own Path To Ending a Dangerous Practice

While the UN is still celebrating International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Tostan, a global rights and health organization, and others are enjoying “International Female Genital Cutting Abandonment Day.” The difference in phrasing is subtle, but the significance is huge.

· · · · · 

“This One Will Not Be Cut:” How A Movement to End Female Genital Mutilation is Spreading Through Senegal

A campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation has taken off in Senegal. What if, with the incredibly small sums of money needed by the United Nations campaign to fund these strategies across a continent, we could end FGM within the next ten to 15 years? Both UNICEF and UNFPA work to end FGM, though the GOP-led House of Representatives is seeking to eliminate funding for both.

· · · · · 

Historic Pledge Against Female Genital Cutting in Somalia

Girls in the Northeastern region of Somalia, Puntland, will no longer be subject to a tradition of genital cutting after 14 villages pledge to abandon the practice.

· · · · ·