Communities Affected by FGM
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Eradicating FGM

By Hilary Burrage

This UK book discusses the cultural belief systems behind FGM, current pathways to eradication and the call for a cross agency multi-disciplinary prevention framework. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and health, legal, educational and social services professionals.

Female Genital Mutilation

By Comfort Momoh

This book is aimed at assisting professionals who care for women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of FGM.

Female Mutilation: The Truth Behind the Horrifying Global Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

By Hilary Burrage

This book includes the stories of women affected by FGM and their determination to end the practice.

Undoing FGM: Pierre Foldes, The Surgeon Who Restores the Clitoris

By Hubert Prolongeau

This book documents the work of French doctor Pierre Foldes, one of Europe’s leading clitoral reconstruction surgeons.

Female Genital Mutilation in Africa

By Daneil Njoroge Karanja

Written by Daniel Njoroge Karanja, this book addresses FGM in Africa and provides guidance surrounding gender, religion, and care.

CUT: One woman’s fight against FGM in Britain today

By Hibo Wardere

This is the story of Hibo Warderewa’s childhood in Somalia, her experience of FGM, journey to London and current work as an anti-FGM campaigner.

FGM Survivor: Leyla Hussein’s Story
Leyla Hussein is a Somali-British activist, writer, and licensed psychotherapist. In 2013, she founded The Dahlia Project, the UK’s first therapy service for female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors — and a year later appeared in “The Cruel Cut”, a BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 documentary on FGM in the UK. Hussein is an FGM survivor — and this is her story.
Born a girl in the wrong place | Khadija Gbla | TEDxCanberra
Khadija Gbla who was circumcised as a young girl, discusses her experience with FGM, the consequences of it that she lives with everyday and why she is determined that this form of abuse against young girls will end, and she wants to end it in her lifetime.
FGM: How to Face the Desert of Indifference | Jaha Dukureh | TEDxBari
Jaha Dukureh talks about her strong commitment and extraordinary work against the FGM practices in Africa and all around the world.
The girl who said no to FGM
Follow the journey of Jaha Dukureh from survivor of FGM and forced child marriage to Time’s 100 leader and FGM activist. Confronting her past, her family, her culture, her religion, country and its leaders, Jaha became a lightning-rod for change in Gambia, her work​ contributing​ to the eventual government ban on FGM and child marriage.
Digital Stories: Voices to End FGM/C Screening: Feb 5, 2021
This is a screening of a revolutionary storytelling experience that brought storytellers from across the globe to share and heal from their experience of female genital mutilation/cutting.
Reversing Female Circumcision: The Cut That Heals
We meet and follow a 32-year-old prospective patient who was mutilated at the age of six in Somalia. Dr. Marci Bowers’ performs a defibulation procedure — the re-opening of genitalia that had been sewn shut — and clitoroplasty, the reconstruction and restoration of sexual function to the clitoris.
Breaking the silence on FGM | Naimah Hassan | TEDxExeter
Naimah Hassan reveals how brave campaigners are using the power of the media to change the minds of those who support the practice, and why she hopes an end to FGM is possible.
First-hand Accounts of Khatna, A Practice of Female Circumcision
Three women recount the day they had their khatna, a mandatory practice of circumcision in the Dawoodi Bohra community.



UNICEF’s data work on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting


This is an African-led global collective that aims to end FGM. The website is a social platform used to bring people and voices together to accelerate change.


UNFPA answers frequently asked questions about FGM and shows FGM prevalence in the 17 countries where the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation operates.


This project offers information and support for women affected by FGM, community education and empowerment information, and training links and policymaking resources for child and health professionals.


This is an African-led global collective that aims to end FGM. The website is a social platform used to bring people and voices together to accelerate change.


FORWARD is an English based charity that works to safeguard women from FGM through education, awareness and training for affected communities.


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