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Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in India
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Female Genital Mutilation has declined globally, but Dawoodi Bohra women continue to fight 'khatna' in India

International Day of Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation: In India, FGM in the form of 'khatna' is strongly associated with the Dawoodi Bohra community.

While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilation
India

While Centre seeks 'justice' through triple talaq bill, activists question inaction over female genital mutilation

The BJP has been strident in its opposition to triple talaq, including attempting to push through legislation criminalising the practice, but the saffron party has chosen to tread with caution on female genital mutilation (FGM), which is practised in the Bohra community, saying the case should be referred to a Constitution bench

'Women do not live only for marriage and husbands': Supreme Court speaks against female genital mutilation
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'Women do not live only for marriage and husbands': Supreme Court speaks against female genital mutilation

The Supreme Court on Monday made strongly-worded observations on the practice of female genital cutting among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims.

Activists against female genital cutting pin hopes on Supreme Court, but path to ending practice will not be easy
India

Activists against female genital cutting pin hopes on Supreme Court, but path to ending practice will not be easy

On 16 July, the Supreme Court will begin hearings on whether the practice of female genital cutting, is constitutional or not.

Bohra Muslims are more vocal now, about ending FGC or 'khatna'. Will things change?
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Bohra Muslims are more vocal now, about ending FGC or 'khatna'. Will things change?

As more voices join the campaign to end FGM (female genital cutting) or 'khatna' among the Dawoodi Bohra community in India, will the misogynistic practice finally end?

Egypt is worst country in Arab world to be a woman: Survey
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Egypt is worst country in Arab world to be a woman: Survey

Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting and a surge in violence and Islamist feeling after the Arab Spring uprisings have made Egypt the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, a poll of gender experts showed on Tuesday.