Dawoodi Bohra Survey Sets Alarm Bells Ringing

An ongoing survey about the religious practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or khatna/khafz is raising the hackles of women in the Dawoodi Bohra community. Three female doctors allegedly belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom (DBWRF) – a self-proclaimed group campaigning for religious freedom – have… Read more ›

Union Government states that FGM/C/Khatna/Khafz is a crime under Indian law and WeSpeakOut's intervention plea admitted by Supreme Court

A statement by our founder, Masooma… Read more ›

Women and Child Rights Movement Condemns Unequivocally the Recent Spate of Sexual Violence on Young Girls

STATEMENT OF THE WOMEN’S AND CHILD RIGHTS MOVEMENT CONDEMNING UNEQUIVOCALLY THE RECENT SPATE OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON YOUNG GIRLS IN KATHUA AND UNNAO-15 APRIL, 2018 Read the statement in Hindi here. We, the… Read more ›

A Doctor's Perspective on Khatna

Dr. Sujaat Vali, a Gynaecologist based in Godhra, examined 20 of his Bohra patients to determine the effects of khatna (also known as Type I FGM/C).   Read more here>   Read the complete study report… Read more ›

News media reacts to release of qualitative research study

New Groundbreaking National Research on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in India marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM by Lakshmi Anantnarayan, Shabana Diler and Natasha Menon WeSpeakOut, the largest survivor-led movement to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) amongst Bohras in… Read more ›

FGM/C/Khatna study results released

New Groundbreaking National Research on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in India marks 2018 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM by Lakshmi Anantnarayan, Shabana Diler and Natasha Menon   On International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2018, irrefutable… Read more ›

FGM/C study results summarized

New Groundbreaking National Research on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in India marks International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM by Lakshmi Anantnarayan, Shabana Diler and Natasha Menon February 6, 2018   Some of the KEY findings of the report: 75% of all daughters of the study sample were subjected to FGM/C,… Read more ›

WeSpeakOut facilitates discussion at EndFGM conference in Brussels

Masooma Ranalvi was invited to attend the EndFGM European Network's Forum to Build Bridges on FGM on November 28. 2017. She facilitated a… Read more ›

Campaigners against FGM call upon UNHRC to address issue

  Mumbai, Sep 23 (PTI) A group of campaigners against the female genital mutilation (FGM) prevalent in some communities in India, has called for stopping the practice and urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to address the issue. Significantly, the issue was taken up for discussion, the first time ever, at a side event at the 36th Regular session of the UNs Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on… Read more ›

FGM campaigner knocks at UNHRC doors to address FGM in India

Geneva, 22 September: For the first time, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in India was discussed at a side event at the 36th Regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva yesterday. This discussion was held on the day of India’s Universal Periodic Review at the… Read more ›

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