What is Khatna?

In the Bohra community, khatna is equivalent to Type I or Type IV FGM as classified by the World Health Organization. The actual practice, as described in Daim ul Islam, is the removal of the prepuce tissue off the clitoris.

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Our mission

We will strive to work for equal rights for Bohra women in all spheres of life. Specifically, on FGM, we all agree that the practice has no place in our lives and want it banned.

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In the News

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 ›

The Speak Out Movement

Masooma Ranalvi still recalls the day, at age 7, when she was taken to dirty apartment in Bhindi Bazaar in Mumbai with the promise of ice cream. The horror of that day remained with her as a shameful secret until, in college, she was able to put a name to her experience: female genital mutilation.

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Blog

US v. Nagarwala: A Case for Ending Impunity for Child Abuse

Shama Abbasi, WeSpeakOut member, Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School and Assistant Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies in Delhi, India writes about the FGM case in Detroit, USA:   On the 12th of April 2017, Special Agent Kevin J Swanson, FBI… Read more ›