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Equality Now Teams With ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast In Campaign Sharing Women’s Stories Of Sexual Violence

Ever since Trump took office, with Mike Pence faithfully by his side bringing his brand of anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights history with him, there have been numerous people touting an encroaching […]

Girl on a Mission

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the most heinous acts of violence perpetrated toward young girls. It is the procedure of surgically altering part of the vagina, and […]

Girl on a Mission

Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Behold the next generation of social activists who are taking on one of the world’s most barbaric practices toward women. The teen girls pictured are from Kisumu, Kenya, and are […]

Girl on a Mission

Anti-FGM Teen Activist June Eric-Udorie Is Editing An Intersectional Feminist Anthology

Anti-FGM Teen Activist June Eric-Udorie Is Editing An Intersectional Feminist Anthology

When they say “the future is female”, believe them. And if you want an example of which females will be leading the way for future generations, get familiar with June […]

Politics

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

One of the most despicable and ugly fights in the battle for women’s rights globally is against female genital mutilation. It is a cultural practice often referred to as female […]

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Game Of Thrones Actresses Unite To Fight Child Marriage & FGM

Game Of Thrones Actresses Unite To Fight Child Marriage & FGM

Around the world 130 million girls are live with the effects of female genital mutilation, often referred to as female circumcision, or FGM. It is a barbaric, unnecessary and very […]

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Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Here’s some healthcare news we can actually get excited about! Britain has announced it will open its very first FGM clinic, dedicated to helping girls who have undergone female genital […]

Causes, Celebrities

Priyanka Chopra Talks FGM & Advocates Female Empowerment

Priyanka Chopra Talks FGM & Advocates Female Empowerment

The groundbreaking Girl Summit held in London last week which saw the UK Government team up with UNICEF to tackle the awful issues of child marriage and female genital mutilation […]

Causes, Politics

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The UK is on a roll! The British government teamed up with UNICEF for a first-of-its-kind conference called the Girl Summit, which was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts […]

Causes

Female Genital Mutilation Campaigns In The UK Achieve Two Major Breakthroughs

Female Genital Mutilation Campaigns In The UK Achieve Two Major Breakthroughs

Recognize this group of girls, or at least the one in the middle behind the stack of boxes? That’s 17 year old UK student Fahma Mohamed who is the face […]

Politics

Teen Girl Leading The Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation In The UK

Teen Girl Leading The Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation In The UK

Female Genital Mutilation is no joke, and it is still happening all around the world today. Not just in African countries, but in many western countries like the UK! Shocked? […]

Causes, Girl on a Mission

Supermodel Opens Clinic For Victims Of Female Genital Mutilation

Supermodel Opens Clinic For Victims Of Female Genital Mutilation

Somalian supermodel Waris Dirie has just opened up a clinic in Germany to help the victims of female genital mutilation, otherwise crudely known as “female circumcision”, get reconstructive surgery and […]