Shifting Sands

Tag: female circumcision

Basis female circumcision

The Islamic basis for female circumcision

Published 3 July 2017

Millions of women around the world are circumcised.

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Female Circumcision: Where’s the harm?

Published 17 June 2017

A minor genital procedure, viewed objectively as less severe than routine male circumcision,

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Khafz’ performed for religious purity

Bondo/Sande initiation in Sierra Leone

Women’s Empowerment in Sierra Leone’s Sande/Bondo Society

Published 10 August 2016

It is rare to come across an article that describes why and how girls are initiated in societies that practice female circumcision, where the latter is part of the important rite of passage that initiates undergo in order to have membership of the institution conferred.

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FGM campaigners 'pick and choose'

“FGM campaigners use a ‘pick and choose’ approach.”

Published 18 August 2015

Zewdi*, a 35 year old woman, originally from Eritrea, discusses her views about FGM/C and her thoughts about the campaigns against it in the UK.

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Clitoral pricking/FGM

Clitoral pricking being investigated as FGM

Published 1 August 2015

Scotland Yard is investigating the alleged genital mutilation (FGM) of a baby girl from London.

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Yes, I am unapologetically passionate about Bondo and Sande so anti-FGM activists be ready.

Published 17 June 2015

By Dr Fuambai Sia Ahmadu

What I want to highlight today speaks specifically to Rev Kabs-Kanu’s preamble to my article (here). In terms of the country’s record in promoting women’s sociopolitical empowerment, we will leave this for another day and another blog. But I can respond to the good Reverend’s remarks about Bondo/Sande and female circumcision in Sierra Leone today.

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