Female gential mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as violating the human rights of girls and women. In southern Thailand, the practice has gone on under the radar of national health authorities for decades.
More than 200 million girls and women suffer the consequences of genital mutilation, according to estimates by the United Nations. Some of them have been taken abroad for the so-called practice of "vacation cutting."
Monday is International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and the UN wants to draw global attention to the consequences of this gruesome tradition. DW reports from Tanzania and Guinea-Bissau.
'Salute yal Bannot' is an all female Sudanese girl music band that is using music to advocate for womens' rights. Their songs are inspired by the struggles women are facing around the world.
Ismail Berdiyev, a leading mufti from Russia's North Caucasus region, has called for genital mutilation to be carried out on "all women to reduce lechery" and "sexuality." DW's Moscow Correspondent Emma Burrows reports.
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