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Opinions

Standing together for FGM survivors

Leyla Hussein has been at the forefront of the campaign to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and to ensure support for women and girls affected by it for over 15 years. Her ground-breaking work to provide specialist counselling support for…

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Opinions

FGM/C is American, too.

My name is Mariya and I am a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). These days, that is the first bit of information that anyone who hears my name knows about me, particularly since in April 2017, a doctor was…

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Opinions

A positive change is possible

‘Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is…

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Opinions

Vani: A custom

Sometimes with my evening tea and biscuits I get the rare opportunity to flick through TV channels. Rare, because our TV is almost always occupied by my little sister who wants to watch KPop, or my father who wants to…

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Experiences

Surviving FGM

I am a survivor of FGM. There, I said it. Yes, a survivor. Only recently have I come to accept that survivor is not too big of a word in regards to the experience I have had to endure. FGM…

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Poetry

Oh Banaz, why did you ruin our reputation?

Oh Banaz, why such an embarrassment? Oh Banaz, why claim you suffered from harassment? Oh Banaz, why not show dedication? Oh Banaz, why did you ruin our reputation?   Beaten, tortured and bruised until black and blue, Banaz suffered from…

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