Human Rights

Memories of FGM: 'I was screaming in pain and fear'

Assita Kanko, a politician in Brussels, recalls when she underwent female genital mutilation as a child in Burkina Faso.

International Women's Day

Waging a lyrical war against FGM

Rapper Sister Fa has helped end the practise in her home village, but her sights are set on the whole of Senegal.


Magazine: A witness to FGM

Juliana was held down, her mouth covered to smother her screams, as a legally blind woman cut at her genitals.

Riz Khan

Female genital mutilation

Former supermodel Waris Dirie talks about her campaign to end the practice.