WeSpeakOut marches to call for end to FGM in India on March 8

A large collective of Womens Rights organisations came together this year to plan and celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, 2018, by marching together in Delhi from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar to highlight the issues of women. The issues focused on by the multitude of organisations were: Socio-Economic… Read more ›

WeSpeakOut discusses Gender and Policy in India at the School of Policy and Governance

School of Policy and Governance (SPG) invited WeSpeakOut’s Masooma Ranalvi to present at the SPG's executive education program entitled… Read more ›

Study reveals extent of FGM/C in India - The Guardian

The Guardian highlights the recent study conducted by Lakshmi Anatnarayan, Shabana Diler and Natasha Menon: Just weeks after the Indian government declared that there… Read more ›

Bohra women in Pakistan speak out

From NPR.org: For generations, women of a secretive Muslim sect have removed what they call "forbidden flesh" from their… Read more ›

WeSpeakOut reaches out to PM Modi on the International Day of the Girl

On 11 Oct 2017, the International Day of the Girl, WeSpeakOut urges PM Modi to spare a thought for the hundreds of girls in India from the Bohra community and some communities in Kerala which practice female genital mutilation known as khatna/khafz in order… Read more ›

A Bohra woman’s open letter to PM Modi on freedom from Female Genital Mutilation

Masooma Ranalvi, convenor of We Speak Out pens a heartfelt open letter to PM Modi:   Dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi, It was heartwarming to hear you specially refer to the plight of Muslim women who suffer from the practice of triple talaq, which is anti-women, on Independence day. Our independence will always be incomplete if women are subjugated, raped, burnt and tortured in the name of custom,… Read more ›

Each One Reach One 2 Friends Conversation Guide

Each One Reach One 2 - Day 32 Khatna has been happening for generations but it’s almost never talked about.  Now that it is in the news and all over social media, start a conversation with your friends as part of #EachOneReachOne2. Here are some questions to get the conversation flowing: Between… Read more ›

Each One Reach One 2 Non-Bohra Conversation Guide

Each One Reach One 2 - Day 29 Having conversations about Khatna with non-Bohras: A Bohra woman shares her experience of talking about Khatna with a non-Bohra friend --- "My non-Bohra friend recently… Read more ›

Each One Reach One 2 Sister Brother Conversation Guide

Each One Reach One 2 - Day 25  Sister Brother conversation guide Family is a good place to start the conversation about khatna. They are your support when you make important choices in life. Brothers can be confidantes at times on things that are difficult to explain or rationalize with your parents. Here… Read more ›

Each One Reach One 2 Father Daughter Conversation Guide

Photo credit: SahiyoHaving a conversation on khatna with your father can be challenging for all sorts of reasons, from the notion that one reason khatna is done is to control a woman’s sexuality, to the fact that within the Bohra community, sexuality is not a topic women speak of to… Read more ›

WeSpeakOut: For Women's Rights