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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ShethePeople.tv interviews WeSpeakOut

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The Speak Out Movement

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Ending FGM’s Terminology Barrier on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

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