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No FGM Australia recognised for outstanding contribution to human rights 2014

On December 10th 2014, International Human Rights Day, No FGM Australia was recognised by the Human Rights Commission for its work protecting  the human rights of little girls in Australia who are at risk of female genital mutilation, and also for the rights of survivors of FGM who have been through physical, psychological and emotional trauma […]

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Shame, stigma and silence allows FGM to continue: activist Khadija Gbla.

Khadija Gbla :The shame, stigma and silence that surrounds Female Genital Mutilation is what has allowed it to survive to this day. I want to break the silence. Silence has done nothing for us. Silence hasn’t done anything for the little girls who have been put through this horrible practice. Silence hasn’t protected them – in fact silence has ensured that to this day, as we speak, there is a girl somewhere in the world who is crying, bleeding and asking for somebody to stop what is happening to her. Silence did that. When we as a people are [...]

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“An issue that has been prevalent for too long” – Violence against women and girls in Samburu County, North-west Kenya

“An issue that has been prevalent for too long” – Violence against women and girls in Samburu County, North-west Kenya. by Espila Lucy,  the Gender Focal Person for CAFOD’s partner Caritas Maralal. She works on all their projects to make sure that gender issues are taken into account from the beginning. She also works closely with communities […]

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