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Equality Now Teams With ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast In Campaign Sharing Women’s Stories Of Sexual Violence

Ever since Trump took office, with Mike Pence faithfully by his side bringing his brand of anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights history with him, there have been numerous people touting an encroaching […]

Girl on a Mission

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the most heinous acts of violence perpetrated toward young girls. It is the procedure of surgically altering part of the vagina, and […]

Girl on a Mission

Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Teen Girls From Kenya Aiming To End Female Genital Mutilation With An App Called iCut

Behold the next generation of social activists who are taking on one of the world’s most barbaric practices toward women. The teen girls pictured are from Kisumu, Kenya, and are […]

Girl on a Mission

Anti-FGM Teen Activist June Eric-Udorie Is Editing An Intersectional Feminist Anthology

Anti-FGM Teen Activist June Eric-Udorie Is Editing An Intersectional Feminist Anthology

When they say “the future is female”, believe them. And if you want an example of which females will be leading the way for future generations, get familiar with June […]

Politics

The Global Fight Against FGM Goes Up A Notch With New Laws In The UK & Egypt

The Global Fight Against FGM Goes Up A Notch With New Laws In The UK & Egypt

Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most horrific acts inflicted upon young girls in certain parts of the world. For those not familiar, it is the act of cutting […]

Politics

Outgoing Nigerian President Signs A Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Outgoing Nigerian President Signs A Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has signed a major new federal law banning female genital mutilation. It is as if he wanted to leave his term on a high, given […]

Politics

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

One of the most despicable and ugly fights in the battle for women’s rights globally is against female genital mutilation. It is a cultural practice often referred to as female […]

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Game Of Thrones Actresses Unite To Fight Child Marriage & FGM

Game Of Thrones Actresses Unite To Fight Child Marriage & FGM

Around the world 130 million girls are live with the effects of female genital mutilation, often referred to as female circumcision, or FGM. It is a barbaric, unnecessary and very […]

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74 Y/O Sudanese Man Unlikely Advocate For Ending Female Genital Mutilation

74 Y/O Sudanese Man Unlikely Advocate For Ending Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most horrific crimes against a human body, and while it is something that definitely needs to be stopped, it won’t just take legislation […]

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Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Landmark Move: Britain Opens Its First FGM Clinic For Girls

Here’s some healthcare news we can actually get excited about! Britain has announced it will open its very first FGM clinic, dedicated to helping girls who have undergone female genital […]

Politics

President Obama Urges Young African Leaders To Empower More Women

President Obama Urges Young African Leaders To Empower More Women

President Obama is once again stepping up for women’s rights, this time on a global scale. The first US president with African heritage (half Kenyan) this week spoke to a […]

Causes, Celebrities

Priyanka Chopra Talks FGM & Advocates Female Empowerment

Priyanka Chopra Talks FGM & Advocates Female Empowerment

The groundbreaking Girl Summit held in London last week which saw the UK Government team up with UNICEF to tackle the awful issues of child marriage and female genital mutilation […]

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WEEKLY WRAP UP: The Girl Summit Tackles FGM & Child Marriage

WEEKLY WRAP UP: The Girl Summit Tackles FGM & Child Marriage

This week a very important event was held in the UK. The Girl Summit was the first of it’s kind and it was aimed at discussing and tackling two main […]

Causes, Politics

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The UK is on a roll! The British government teamed up with UNICEF for a first-of-its-kind conference called the Girl Summit, which was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts […]

Fashion & Beauty

Iman Talks About The Politics Of Being A Colored Supermodel

Iman Talks About The Politics Of Being A Colored Supermodel

You all know her face and her name: Iman. One of the world’s most well-known Supermodels, and wife to rock legend David Bowie. She has her own cosmetics brand worth […]