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.
'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.
Nearly every woman in Somaliland was subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a child. Usually, a razor blade was applied to them without an anesthetic. Campaigners want the practice stopped.
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.
The UN's health body has released guidelines to physically and mentally treat those living with female genital mutilation. Nearly 200 million women and girls have been subjected to the dangerous practice.
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