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Iranian singer about FGM and child marriage

27.5.2015. Watch this heartbreaking video by the Iranian Kurdish singer Chiman Rahmani. Female Genital Mutilation is still practiced on girls in Iran today. It is prevalent in the Southern province of Hormozkhan and in the Western provinces Kurdistan, Kermansheh and some areas of Western Azherbaidshan. Official statistics report thousands of cases of child marriage. Chiman Rahmani is herself from Kermansheh.

“We need a great revolution for women” – Account from an anti-FGM mobile teamer

22.5.2015. Kurdistan Rasul listens to mothers whose daughters died after female genital mutilation was performed on them. She discusses with men who don’t want to stop beating their wifes. And she stands up against Mullahs who call her names. (more…)

Campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan: Paying a visit to a Mullah who promoted FGM

20.5.2015. By Stop FGM Middle East. The shock was great when the Iraqi Kurdish Xelk Media Network reported about a Kurdish Mullah promoting female genital mutilation (FGM) on May 8th. Not only did Mullah Ali Kalak stress that Islam allows “female circumcision” but he demanded it to be done for the wellbeing of girls, claiming non-cut girls would enter illicit sexual affairs. (more…)