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

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 ›

Bohra reform movement discusses FGM for the first time

In a historic move, at the two-day 15th All World Dawoodi Bohra Conference organized in Udaipur on 11 and 12 March, 2017, hundreds of members of the Bohra community discussed the hidden and still prevalent practice of Khatna/ Female Gental Mutilation (FGM) and challenged its validity for… 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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Ending FGM’s Terminology Barrier on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Calling it what it is!   February 6, 2019 – The United Nations (UN) declared International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). On this occasion, WeSpeakOut - a survivor led organization - unequivocally pledges to continue in its efforts to… Read more ›