#Fgm

A Summer 'Vacation' Likely to End in Horror

Raheel Raza | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada Impact
Raheel Raza

This phenomenon of taking children back to their native countries during the summer break to undergo female genital mutilation is called "vacation cutting." FGM is a horrendous, harmful and painful cultural practice that involves partial or total removal of a girl's genitalia, ostensibly as a rite of maturity but more clearly to control a girl's sexuality.

Egypt's Inability to End Female Genital Mutilation Is Shameful

Jenn Gearey | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Jenn Gearey

While Egypt was considered a role model for civilization once upon a time, its inability to put a stop against barbaric acts of FGM is painful. The human rights violations where infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and women, are having their vaginas sliced, because the notion of a woman experiencing sexual pleasure is distasteful, are not dwindling.

Our Film About 'Honor Violence' Should Not Be Censored

Raheel Raza | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Living
Raheel Raza

Last Sunday, a group of students at the University of South Dakota planned to attend a screening of our film, Honor Diaries, a documentary focused on the abuses women face under the honor system. Due to "stealth repression," the film screening was mysteriously canceled.

Female Genital Mutilation: A Barbaric Practice Still Practiced Globally

Raheel Raza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Raheel Raza

According to The World Health Organization (WHO) more than 125-million girls and women across the globe have been horrendously abused in a practice known as female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is comprised of all procedures that involve partial (or total) removal of the external female genitalia.

Female Genital Mutilation Is a Canadian Issue Too

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The United Nations World Health Organization estimates that 140-million women and girls around the world have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM). In December the UN unanimously passed a resolution banning the practice. What shocked us was discovering FGM is a serious issue in Canada, too. In 2011, almost 29,000 women from Africa and the Middle East became permanent residents of Canada. Dr. Davis, who has worked with hundreds of immigrant women, says a high percentage of these will have undergone FGM.

Keep the Government Away From My Junk (Yes, That Kind)

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

When the German state of Cologne tried to ban circumcision last week, I just had to laugh. To humans, that sloppy appendage is a living punch line, the bumbling member that gets men into trouble, more often than not. I can see why god would feel the need to dictate rules and regulations when it comes to the upper head. But the lower one? That's just weird.