Seven by Farzana Doctor

Posted by WeSpeakOut on 29 September 2020 8:14 pm Compelling and bold, Farzana Doctor's latest novel is an urgent exploration of women's agency in religion and tradition. Seven is fully f...Read more ›

In Unprecedented Move, Costa Rica Asks India To Tackle Female Genital Mutilation

For the first time since India’s human rights records have been under the scanner at the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group, the diplomatic mission of Costa Rica ...Read more ›

Criminalise FGM, India receives first ever recommendation at 41 UPR

At the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, India Receives First Ever Recommendation To Tackle the Issue of Female Genital Mutilation at a National Level For the first time since India&rs...Read more ›

Texas woman charged with transporting minor for FGM/C

WeSpeakOut welcomes the action by Federal authorities in charging a 39-year old woman in Texas for transporting a minor girl out of the United States for FGM/C in 2016. While the prevailing US F...Read more ›

Australian court's ruling gives hope to Bohra women

Mumbai Mirror In a big boost for those opposing female genital mutilation (FGM) across the world, the highest court of appeals in Australia on Wednesday held that female genital mutilation is ille...Read more ›

Disappointment at the U.S. Department of Justice decision not to appeal ruling in the first federal genital mutilation case

New York, NY, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is both deeply disappointing and disturbing to hear that Attorney General Barr has decided not to appeal the Michigan case against Jumana Nagarwala,...Read more ›

Michigan Judge dismisses female genital mutilation charges in historic case

In a major blow to the federal government, a judge in Detroit has declared America's female genital mutilation law unconstitutional, thereby dismissing the key charges against two Michigan doctors ...Read more ›

India Supreme Court case update: FGM PIL referred to a constitution bench

On September 24, 2018, a bench of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud referred the FGM PIL to a constitution bench. This decision was taken after six...Read more ›

Roundtable: Eliminating FGM/Khafz in India by 2030

  Held on July 30, 2018, New Delhi   Despite Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being prevalent in India amongst the Dawoodi Bohra community and some Sunni Muslim sects, India does not hav...Read more ›

New charges in Detroit FGM case

Detroit — Federal prosecutors filed new charges in the nation's first case involving female genital mutilation, accusing one doctor of mutilating three more prepubescent girls and alleging one gi...Read more ›

Detroit Genital mutilation case revs up amid grand jury activity

Detroit — As many as six members of a Muslim sect from India were questioned by a federal grand jury Wednesday as prosecutors pursue more criminal charges involving new girls in the nation's firs...Read more ›

Mumbai: Bohra Non-Profit Organisation Starts Audio Campaign To Speak Out Against FGM

WeSpeakOut, a non-profit organisation fighting for the rights of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims, has started an audio campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM), appealing to community members to speak a...Read more ›

The ‘religious’ practice of female genital mutilation is inhumane

The Supreme Court, in a hearing of a PIL filed against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim group, said that just because the practice dates back to the 10th ...Read more ›