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Posts tagged Female Genital Mutilation
  • A Survivor Rebuilds Her Shattered World

    News

    July 9th, 2015

    “There was nowhere safe in my country for me,” she says. “I fought for 12 years.” Read Camille’s remarkable story of survival.

  • Camille

    Success Stories

    July 9th, 2015

    Thanks to your support, for the first time in her life, Camille had somewhere to turn for help.

  • Kae

    Success Stories

    February 21st, 2015

    Kae was taken to an old house where two women forced her down to the carpet to perform a female genital mutilation.

  • Asima

    Success Stories

    December 14th, 2014

    Asima had almost given up after decades of fighting persecution for her political beliefs and struggling to navigate the U.S. legal system.

  • Focus on Child Marriage, Genital Mutilation at All-Time High

    News

    July 23rd, 2014

    Inter Press Service, a global news agency that focuses on coverage of marginalized communities, brought attention to Tahirih’s call for a coordinated, federal response to the problem of forced marriage in the United States in an article published this week.

  • A Harrowing Story of Female Genital Mutilation, and the Houston Group Fighting for Women Refugees

    News

    September 26th, 2012

    When Kadi entered the United States for the second time, she knew there would be no returning to her home country of Mali. An activist who fought for women’s rights and who defied her husband and community to protect her daughter from female genital mutilation, she knew that returning would cost her her life and leave her daughter without a protector.

  • Once Victims, Two Women Crusade Against Abusive Traditions

    News

    May 2nd, 2012

    The two women met for the first time last week at a sleek Georgetown hotel, where they were speakers at a glittering charity dinner. They shook hands and hugged across a vast gulf of culture, geography and faith: one a devout Muslim from West Africa with her hair carefully hidden under a tight scarf, the other a gregarious South Asian in a stylish sari and costume earrings.