Activism Global Health Violence Against Women Womens Rights

Grassroots Activists Work to Find Solutions to End Female Genital Mutilation

Recent efforts in Gambia show the success of frontline activists fighting to end female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is a global human rights’ issue that has affected nearly 200 million women and girls worldwide. Although frontline activists receive little to no funding, their efforts have seen promising results in countries from Kenya to Gambia. Kenya […]

Violence Against Women

Judge Rules US Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Unconstitutional

This week a judge ruled that the U.S. federal female genital mutilation law is unconstitutional, dismissing charges against a Michigan doctor accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least nine young girls between the ages of 8 and 13. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged with performing female genital mutilation at least nine times from […]