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

Second Doctor and Wife Charged in US FGM case

Only a few days after the first arrest, authorities have charged a second Detroit area doctor with breaking a federal genital mutilation law, arresting a suburban physician and his wife for allegedly helping the first doctor perform female genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls at a Livonia clinic they owned. According to a… Read more ›

Bohra Physician charged under US FGM law

The arrest of a Detroit emergency room doctor, Jumana Nagarwala , 44 of Northville, Detroit USA on April 13,2017 under the charge of performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 2 minor girls aged 7 has once again brought to the limelight the undeniable fact that FGM exists and is thriving within the Bohra community. According to the press release of… 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 disappointed by US Government's stand on anti-FGM law

WeSpeakOut is extremely disappointed to hear that the US Government will not, as previously stated, appeal the court decision in the… Read more ›