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.
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.
A free and open society must be able to draw a clear dividing line. And that means the burqa should be banned in Germany, writes Alexander Kudascheff.
High rates of female genital mutilation set Iraqi Kurdistan apart from the rest of the country. More than the men, it is the women who keep the cruel tradition alive. Florian Neuhof reports from the Iraqi countryside.
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