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Nuura Mahamoud Mouse, 35, victim of FGM. She refused to practice the mutilation on her six daughters. Daami area, Hargeisa. Somaliland. 2015
By SomalilandPress On Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Somaliland:The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (F.G.M) is the partial or total cutting or removal of the external female genitalia for cultural and social reasons. It is usually performed on girls between the ages of 5 and 10. The girls More...

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By MGoth On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Somaliland:There is No Place for FGM

Dr. Edna Adan has been working to end FGM in Somaliland for decades. The first step in that process was overcoming the strong societal pressure to not discuss FGM. Friday, February 6 was International Day of Zero More...

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By MGoth On Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Somaliland:Assessment of the Prevalence , Perception and Attitude of Genital Mutilation-Report

Press Release Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for nontherapeutic/medical More...

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By SomalilandPress On Friday, November 2nd, 2012
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Somaliland: One Woman at a Time

The Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland Cares for Patients, Trains Midwives, and Advocates Against FGM My hospital, the Edna Adna Hospital took a lifetime to be born. The idea of building it has been with More...

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By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, September 13th, 2012
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Genital mutilation may not be isolated

SYDNEY — The charging of four people over the circumcision of two young girls in Sydney has led to fears that other cases of female genital mutilation have gone undetected in NSW. A sheik, a retired nurse More...

Somali constitution adopted in Mogadishu, Somalia
By Sahra Farah On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Somalia bans mutilating girls

MOGADISHU — Activists have welcomed a ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the new constitution of Somalia – a country where 96 percent of women undergo one of the more extreme forms of More...

2011: Edna Adan Ismail and Diane Lane
By Sahra Farah On Sunday, June 17th, 2012
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Somaliland – Edna Adan: My Personal Hero

OPINION | JUNE 17, 2012 By Diane Lane When I first arrived in Somaliland in April 2011, I was immediately made aware of the societal norms and cultural value system distinctly based on gender. I saw that the male More...