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Cutting Girls Is Torture – Working To End FGM An Interview


Female genital mutilation (FGM) is also called cutting because external female genitalia is cut away.  There is no medical reasons for it and occurs without anesthetic.  It happens to baby girls and even adult women.  Some have been in childbirth at the time.  However, it usually happens to girls age 10 – 15 years. FGM has zero health…

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FGM Does Not Make A Woman Just A Victim


In many countries, there is a culture or tradition of cutting away areas of female genitalia or otherwise damaging it. FGM (Female genital mutilation) is a culturally sensitive subject.  The practice has been handed down for centuries and is part of rites of passage and a woman’s cultural identity. I don’t believe that girls need…

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FGM Cutting – The Bloody Controlling of Women’s Sexuality


Cutting female genitalia, without a medical reason,  is called Female Genital Mutilation [FGM] and it is rife in Africa, as is child marriage.  The two are usually linked.  Hidden behind the banner of ‘culture’ FGM and child marriage is really about controlling the sexuality of girls and women.  It is a form of ownership and…

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FGM Types Please Don’t Look The Other Way


FGM is child abuse. It forces girls into a future of pain from the moment they are cut. There are four types FGM; Type 1: The clitoris or clitoral hood is partially or fully removed (also known as clitoridectomy) Type 2: As well as the clitoris, the labia minora are partially or fully removed. The…

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