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

Defense in Detroit, Michigan, case attacks female genital mutilation charges

Three doctors accused of cutting the genitalia of prepubescent girls want key charges dismissed, arguing that a law banning female genital mutilation is unconstitutional. The request, filed Friday in federal court, is the first legal challenge to a 22-year-old law that went unused until April… Read more ›

SC slams FGM practice in Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community

The Supreme Court today questioned the prevalent practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) of minor girls in… 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 ›