Friday, February 6, 2015

Report: FGM in The Middle East and North Africa

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM as it is often known, is an issue that challenges many women across the world. It is, no doubt, among the most significant of concerns that social activists, grass root organizations and feminists work hard to combat. Sometimes known as Female Circumcision or Female Genital Cutting, FGM is more commonly prevalent among the countries and communities in Africa, the Islamic world, and parts of Asia. It is essentially an exercise undertaken in pursuit of curbing the sexual desire of women to preserve their sexual sanctimony and honour before marriage. February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation in line with A/RES/67/146. In furtherance of a need to spread awareness, The Red Elephant Foundation has drawn up a report on Female Genital Mutilation in The Middle East and North Africa. Click here to read the report.