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2/4/2005 - Tanzanian Coalition Formed to Fight FGM
Seven Tanzanian organizations have formed a coalition to fight female genital mutilation (FGM), a practice that affects nearly 90 million African women and is widespread in Tanzania....

1/27/2005 - Survey Shows Widespread FGM in Northern Iraq
A German organization released a survey of villages in Kurdish-controlled Iraq that show that between 60-70 percent of the women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM)....

9/20/2004 - Conference in Kenya Urges African Government to Ban FGM
An international conference met to review progress made in the fight to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo....

8/30/2004 - Schoolgirls Forced to Undergo Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya
A new report shows that more than 100 schoolgirls were forced to undergo the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the West Pokot District of Kenya in August....

5/21/2004 - UN Report Finds Disturbing FGM Trend in West African Country
A new report states that while there has been a decline of female genital mutilation (FGM) on women in the West African country of Burkina Faso, there has been an increase in the number of young girls under the age of seven who are undergoing FGM....

2/25/2004 - Female Genital Cutting (FGC): An Introduction
by Marianne Sarkis As you are reading this article, there are between eight and ten million women and girls in the Middle East and in Africa who are at risk of undergoing one form or another of genital cutting....

4/10/2003 - New Ritual Shifts Focus from FGM to Education
In Kenya, a program focusing on education and women's camaraderie is emerging as an alternative to the traditional rite of passagefemale genital mutilation (FGM)....

2/10/2003 - Womens Rights Activists Call for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Hundreds of womens rights activists and four First Ladies from Africa gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 5 to call for an end to the barbaric practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)....

1/6/2003 - Deportation Stayed, African Immigrant Woman Avoids Possible Genital Mutilation
The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay last Friday to Philomena Nwaokolo, a Nigerian immigrant living in Dallas who argued that she and her 3-year-old daughter would face the tortures of female genital mutilation (FGM) if they were deported....

12/13/2000 - Two Girls Win Unprecedented FGM Ban In Kenyan Court
In an unprecedented move, a court order was issued banning the genital mutilation of two teenage girls in one of Kenyas Rift Province....

10/13/2000 - Precedence Set Against Female Genital Mutilation In Norway
Two Gambian Islamic religious leaders, including the leader of the Muslim Council in Oslo and a Somalian are facing prosecution for aiding and abetting female genital mutilation (FGM) in Norway....

8/18/2000 - Female Genital Mutilation Continues Underground in Tanzania
Those seeking to abolish female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania confront new obstacles as communities practicing FGM begin to carry out the practice underground....

8/18/1999 - Abankwah Finally Granted Political Asylum by U.S
After a long and hard-fought struggle, the United States finally granted Adelaide Abankwah political asylum due to the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in her native country of Ghana....

7/21/1999 - Ghanaian Woman Avoids Deportation
Adelaide Abankwah fled to the United States in 1997 seeking asylum from female genital mutilation (FGM)....

7/14/1999 - U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Deportation of Woman Fleeing FGM
The 2nd U.S....

5/19/1999 - U.N. Population Fund Condemns FGM
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3/2/1999 - Female Genital Mutilation Declines in Egypt
New research from the Population Council has found that young girls in Egypt today are at least ten percent less likely to endure female circumcision than were their mothers....

2/19/1999 - Woman to Serve 8 Years for Mutilation
A French court has sentenced Hawa Greou of Malia, Africa to eight years for mutilating the genitals of about 50 girls....

4/21/1998 - Cote d'Ivoire Lawmakers Debate FGM Ban
Cote d'Ivoire National Assembly members are debating whether to pass a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) or launch a campaign focused on educating the population on related health threats and human rights issues....

3/23/1998 - U.S. First Lady Praises African Women, Ban of FGM in Ghana
Hillary Rodham Clinton called for equal opportunities for women and praised the nation of Ghana for prohibiting female genital mutilation (FGM) in a speech at a Ghanaian day-care center today....

3/18/1998 - Village Women Ban Female Genital Mutilation
Women in the remote village of Malicounda Bambara, Senegal have banned female genital mutilation (FGM)....

12/4/1996 - Despite Egypt Ban, Female Genital Mutilation Continues
A ban passed in Egypt on female genital mutilation (FGM) in July of 1996, has yet to take affect in most Egyptian cities....

5/3/1996 - Immigration Board Hears Togo Womans Asylum Plea
On May 2, all 12 members of the Board of Immigration Appeals heard the case of Fauziya Kasinga, the 19-year-old woman from Togo seeking asylum in the U.S....

5/2/1996 - Senate Votes to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation
The Senate approved an immigration bill amendment to make it a crime to perform female genital mutilation -- on girls under the age of 18, carrying penalties of up to five years in prison and fines....

4/30/1996 - Togo Woman Speaks of U.S. Prison Conditions Upon Release
At a news briefing on Monday (4-29), Fauziya Kasinga said she would like the whole world to end the practice of female genital mutilation....