Women's Rights

What is Female Genital Mutilation or FGM?

A deeply entrenched social and cultural practice in many places, Al Jazeera answers the most asked questions about FGM.

International Women's Day

Kenya's Maasai and Samburu becoming women without FGM

'When my parents called the [cutter for my sister], I warned the district officer. Our generation can bring change.'

Kenya's Maasai and Samburu becoming women without FGM

FGM

How to stop FGM: A lesson from Senegal

In Senegal, rappers, activists, and members of the communities where it happens are uniting to stop the cut.

How to stop FGM: A lesson from Senegal

Reporter's Notebook

Senegal's anti-FGM campaigner: 'My child won't be cut'

Activists in the W African country raise awareness among children and adults about risks of centuries-old tradition.

Senegal's anti-FGM campaigner: 'My child won't be cut'

International Women's Day

Fighting female genital mutilation among India's Bohra

FGM: girl-children of Dawoodi Bohra sect are the only Muslim women in India systematically and forcefully mutilated.

Fighting female genital mutilation among India's Bohra

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.

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

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.

Waging a lyrical war against FGM

Magazine

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.

Magazine: A witness to FGM

Riz Khan

Female genital mutilation

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

Female genital mutilation