The dreadful practice is increasing, says Canadian author and women’s rights activist, Farzana Hassan, because aid workers/support networks are no where to be found due to the virus crisis and the social and economic decline it is causing worldwide. You can be sure that Somalis resettled by the tens of thousands in America brought some … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilation on the Rise in Africa Due to Chinese Virus (huh?)
Diversity is beautiful alert! This is one of those great ‘fun’ political debates you will get to have once the population of Muslims, mostly from East Africa, ‘find their way’ to your state. Maine, especially Lewiston, is the Somali capital of the East! The story at the Press Herald is long and detailed, but what … Continue reading Maine: Battle over female genital mutilation bill raging
The vote could still come this week, but faces an uphill challenge as groups like the ACLU oppose attempts to save little girls from torture because it goes against their politics as reported at WGME 13: The ACLU is against the bill saying it’s “nothing more than an attempt to single out behavior that is … Continue reading Uphill battle in Maine to criminalize female genital mutilation
Diversity is beautiful (not!) alert! Please read this dreadful story yourselves. So much for assimilation! You can be sure that all of these girls are not traveling back to Africa to have the ‘procedure’ done, it must be being practiced right here in America where it is ILLEGAL. See City Pages, here for news on female … Continue reading Female genital mutilation in Minnesota Somali population not disappearing
The federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has sent out an announcement about a US Justice Department webinar on how to stop FGM in populations of refugees coming from certain African and Middle Eastern countries. Before learning how you can get on the webinar, remember this story and map: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) … Continue reading Concerned about female genital mutilation in the American refugee population?