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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Links to FGM web sites

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Many of the web sites listed below are in a state of flux.
Many disappear without notice.

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Advocacy web sites by groups and international organizations:

bullet Amnesty International USA has a fact sheet on FGM at: http://www.amnestyusa.org/
bullet Circumcision Information and Resource Pages (CIRP) supplies both technical material and "a more readable collection of information suitable for parents and educators." See: http://www.cirp.org/
bullet The Female Genital Cutting Education and Networking Project disseminates "...material related to female genital mutilation" and is "...an online clearinghouse and a community for researchers, activists, attorneys, and health care practitioners..." See: http://www.fgmnetwork.org/
bullet International Coalition for Genital Integrity opposes genital surgery on males, females and intersexed persons. See: http://www.icgi.org/
bullet National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers is a U.S. clearinghouse for information on genital surgery of male, female and intersex children and babies. See: http://www.nocirc.org/about.php
bullet No Peace Without Justice at: http://www.npwj.org/stopfgm is promoting the International Campaign for the abandonment of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). See: http://www.npwj.org/stopfgm
bullet PATH is an "... international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health." Search for genital mutilation in their search box. See: http://www.path.org/
bullet Research, Action & Information Network for Bodily Integrity of Women (RAINBO) "...is an African led international non-governmental organization working on issues of women's empowerment, gender, reproductive health, sexual autonomy and freedom from violence..." See: http://www.rainbo.org/ They have a fact sheet for physicians titled "Caring for women with circumcision" at:  http://www.rainbo.org/
bullet Rising Daughters Aware was an ad hoc group in Oakland CA who once had a website at http://www.fgm.org. it appears to be currently inactive.
bullet Third World Women's Health is a feminist group that encourages action to improve women's health in the third world. They have a FGM section at: http://haneydaw.myweb.uga.edu/
bullet UNICEF has an essay: "2 million girls a year mutilated,"  at: http://www.unicef.org/
bullet The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights publishes "Fact Sheet No.23, Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children," , at: http://www.unhchr.ch/
bullet The World Health Organization has many reports on FGM. Search for fgm at: http://www.who.int/en/

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Web sites on FGM by individuals:

Such web sites tend to have a short half-life:

bullet Nimao M, "A reply to Waris Dirie," a personal account of FGM, at: http://www.angelfire.com/
bullet Jacqueline Castledine, "Female Genital Mutilation: An Issue of Cultural Relativism or Human Rights?," at: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/
bullet Fran P. Hosken, "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM):  150 MILLION GIRLS AND WOMEN MUTILATED IN AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST,"  at: http://www.feminist.com/

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See also links to informational material on FGM

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Copyright 1998 to 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally published: 2002-DEC-8

Last updated 2007-MAR-10
Author: Bruce A Robinson
Links last checked: 2007-MAR

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