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Egyptian doctor and girl’s father both face trial over fatal female genital mutilation

A doctor in Egypt will face trial for performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl, a judicial official said on Tuesday. The 14-year-old girl’s father who took her to the doctor for the procedure will also face trial, the official said. Although banned in 2008, female genital…

Hedonistic UFO cult ‘the Raelians’ behind Africa’s first clitoral restoration hospital

A UFO cult is behind Africa’s first clitoral restoration hospital in Burkina Faso, set to open in March, which will offer a controversial surgery to victims of female genital mutilation. The Raelian sect believes that humans were created by extra-terrestrials to experience joy. It promotes world peace, democracy — and…

Ex-supermodel opens help center for female genital mutilation victims

Somali-born activist and former supermodel Waris Dirie on Wednesday opens a centre in Germany to treat victims of female genital mutilation, which she was subjected to as a child. About 8,000 young girls are circumcised every day in Africa and the Middle East, and the Desert Flower Medical Center, located…

Iraqi Kurdistan bans female genital mutilation

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday welcomed a draft law banning female genital mutilation by the regional government in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Family Violence Bill approved June 21 by the autonomous government includes several provisions criminalising the practice in Kurdistan, HRW, said, adding that prevalence of FGM among girls and women…

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