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

India's Dark Secret

Women break the silence surrounding khatna, FGM/C, in the Bohra community.  It is India's Dark Secret. The first of its kind, this long article in the Hindustan Times, includes videos and narrative from half a dozen Bohra women who discuss their experiences with… Read more ›

Masooma Ranalvi speaks to Harinder Baweja of the Hindustan Times

In her first live interview, Masooma Ranalvi, convenor of Speak Out on FGM, describes her experience with khatna and the activist movement she started with Hainder Baweja of the Hindustan… 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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WeSpeakOut expresses hope for the cause of elimination of FGM/khafz from India

  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as Khafz in the Bohra community, is a centuries old harmful traditional practice. WeSpeakOut, a collective of women from the community, have been working steadfastly for the last four years to eliminate FGM/Khafz by… Read more ›