In 1985, a group of 350 urban Egyptian women were selected to self-report on their recall of their female sexual castration (FSC) which they experienced as children.
Speech presented by Hanny Lightfoot-Klein at The Third International Symposium on Circumcision, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland May 22-25, 1994.
Integrated Regional Information Networks article about the persistence of the practice of female circumcision in Mali.
Performed by new immigrants, veiled in deference to a cultural tradition of the developing world, female circumcision is becoming an American problem.
The World Health Organization has condemned the mutilations as disastrous to women's health and as indefensible on humane grounds. In the United States, Rep. Pat Schroeder has written a bill to prohibit female genital mutilation. H.R. 3247.
Articles at ReligiousTolerance.org, about the practice in some African and Muslim communities, and in North America and Europe.
by Fran P. Hosken. Article discusses how female genital mutilation continues to be practiced in Africa, Indonesia and Malaysia among Moslem populations.
Presentation given by Anastasios Zavales about educating the world community about the practice of genital mutilation.
Specializing in female circumcision, genital mutilation, and alternative ritual of passage information.
United Nations humanitarian report from Kenya explains how a series of seminars resulted in the resignation two hundred practitioners of female genital mutilation. Includes outline of the cultural aspects.
By Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. - Minaret of Freedom Institute. Brief article discussing religion and female genital mutilation.
An angry commentary.
by Ashley Montagu - The story of bodily mutilations would occupy a large volume in the story of humankind, and few would be more strange and interesting than those relating to male and female circumcision.
About a Nigerian woman fighting deportation from the US, saying she needs to stay because her 10-year-old daughter, who is an American citizen, would be subject to genital mutilation if sent to Nigeria. [4:47 minute Realaudio segment]
The arrest of an Ethiopian citizen in Atlanta, Ga., raises concerns that female circumcision, a form of genital mutilation common in some African nations, is being performed on young women in the United States. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports. 5.5 minutes radio segment via Realplayer.
A US appeals court ruling in favor of a young Somali woman says that a history of genital mutilation makes a woman automatically eligible for asylum in the U.S. [2:48 streaming audio broadcast]
Reports about a Ghanaian woman named Adelaide Abankwa who won political asylum in the US, based on her claim that she would be subject to female genital mutilation if she were returned home, but faces an Immigration and Naturalization Service charge that she lied about her identity and her fears of being tortured at home. [5 minute 40 second Realaudio segment]
Report on the story of Adelaide Abankwah, the second woman in U.S history to be granted political asylum because she feared she would be subjected to female genital mutilation if she returned to her native country. [4.5 minute Realaudio segment]
Reports on a Nigerian woman who is trying to have the practice of female genital mutilation accepted as a violation of the anti-torture convention. She is living illegally in Dallas, Texas, and fighting deportation with the claim that she and her 3-year-old daughter would likely be subjected to the mutilation ritual if repatriated to Nigeria. [4.5 minute Realaudio segment]
BBC News Online - Dec 23, 1998 - Senegal has banned female circumcision on cultural or religious grounds. Anybody found practising circumcision on girls now faces up to five years in prison.
Listings of national and international agencies, articles, organizations and web sites to find help for and information about female genital mutilation and female circumcision practices worldwide.
An international non-governmental organization based in Senegal Africa geared toward educating the people and ending female genital cutting.
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