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Women and Islam: Religion, Tradition, or Simply Human Rights?

Dr. Prof. Valentina Colombo, Academic Researcher on Arab Women's Role in Democratization Processes in the Middle East - European University of Rome

WOMEN AND ISLAM: RELIGION, TRADITION OR SIMPLY HUMAN RIGHTS?

No Justice in Justifications: Violence Against Women in the Name of Culture, Religion and Tradition

March, 2010
Shaina Grieff

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This briefing presents a survey of culturally justified violence against women, including how violence against women is justified by 'culture', the different forms this violence can take, and recommendations for change. The SKSW Campaign is undertaking projects on 'culture', women and violence, with partners in Senegal, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, and Sudan.

Iraq: Kurdistan - Study Shows Prevalence of FGM - Urge to Ban

New survey reveals that majority of women in Kurdistan have undergone genital mutilation.

By Qassim Khidhir in Erbil (ICR No. 323, 11-Feb-10)

Mariam Nadr, 77, has a fine home in an upscale neighbourhood of Erbil and is a prominent member of the community. She has a bright smile, a calm demeanour and wears the white shawl of a respected Kurdish matron.

Part of Nadr’s social standing stems from her past: for many years mothers came to her to perform genital mutilations on their daughters. For these women, the act was a cultural and religious rite.

Ending Female Genital Mutilation - A Strategy for the European Union Institutions

Amnesty International

Ending Female Genital Mutilation - A Strategy for the European Union Institutions

Three million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation worldwide each year. That's 8000 girls per day.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against women and children that can amount to torture.

The practice violates:

Fatwas against FGM in Mauritania and Niger

By Laurent Prieur and Abdoulaye Massalatchi

NOUAKCHOTT/NIAMEY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Efforts to eradicate female genital circumcision in West Africa have taken a step forward with a fatwa against the practice in Mauritania and sanctions in Niger against mothers who subject their daughters to it.

Kenya - FGM - 350 girls to face the knife

November 25, 2009
By PHILEMON SUTER

At least 350 teenage girls are to be circumcised in the next two weeks in Marakwet East and Pokot Central districts.

A Future Without Female Genital Mutilation: Personal Story

World Pulse - Global Issues Through the Eyes of Women
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/13683
A Future Without Female Genital Mutilation

by Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman | September 29, 2009

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