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Sahiyo: No, even ‘symbolic’ or ‘mild’ female genital cutting is NOT okay
2.7.2016. Should mild forms of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) be legalised? Should supposedly “harmless” nicking or slicing of clitoral tissue be medicalised, simply because getting communities to completely stop FGC happens to be a very difficult task?
There has always been some support for mild, medicalised FGC, chiefly from communities that claim to practice female “circumcision” and see it as completely different and divorced from any form of genital “mutilation”. And for years, this view has been firmly refuted by survivors and activists who don’t want any girl to experience the trauma, betrayal and potential harm that even the least severe forms of FGC can cause. (more…)
LA Times: A rebellion inside a small Indian sect seeks to end a brutal custom: female genital mutilation
12.6.2016. By Shashank Bengali and Parth M.N.
When she was 7, Saleha Paatwala’s grandmother took her out for what she thought would be a party.
“I was told it would be a huge gathering where kids like me would also be,” Paatwala said.
Instead she found herself in a dark, messy room where three other women were waiting. They pulled her down, held her hands and feet so she couldn’t move and slipped off her underwear as she screamed.
Guardian: Three sentenced to 15 months in landmark female genital mutilation trial
18.3.2016. A former midwife, a mother of two girls and a Dawoodi Bohra community leader sentenced over mutilation of two young girls in Australia’s first criminal prosecution for FGM
A retired nurse, a mother of two girls and a Dawoodi Bohra community leader have each been sentenced to a maximum 15 months in prison after Australia’s first criminal prosecution for female genital mutilation.
India Today: Women Slam Cruel Tradition Of Female Circumcision
4.2.2016. Women from Dawoodi Bohra community have petitioned the government to ban the medieval and unscientific practice of female genital mutilation.