FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade.
U.N. Call For An End To Female Genital Mutilation Leads To New Rituals With Milk, Honey And Sex Ed
The chief of the U.N. has called for a "better way" to mark the coming-of-age of girls. Some communities are paving the way with a new kind of ritual.
Skoptsy
The Skoptsy (Russian: скопцы, also transliterated as Skoptzy, Skoptzi, Skoptsi, Skopzi, Scoptsy, Skapetz and other spellings) were a secret sect in Tsarist Russia. The Skoptsy are best known for p...
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Ages of consent in Africa
The age of consent in Africa for sexual activity varies by jurisdiction across the continent. It ranges from age 12 in Angola to age 18. The specific activity engaged in or the gender of its participa...
FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first
Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade.
Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children
The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) which seeks to change social values and raise consciousne...
LGBT rights in Somalia
LGBT rights in Somalia fall under the scope of Somalia's federal laws. As such, homosexuality is illegal in the country and is punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment.
Homosexuality was criminal...
Tahirih Justice Center
The Tahirih Justice Center, known simply as Tahirih, is a United States-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides pro bono direct legal services and social and medical service referrals ...
Tahirih Justice Center - Wikipedia
Dahomey
Dahomey (/dəˈhoʊmi/) was an African kingdom (located in the area of the present-day country of Benin) which lasted from about 1600 until 1904, when it was invaded by France and became a Frenc...
Dahomey - Wikipedia
Gishiri cutting
The practice of gishiri cutting, also known as gishri cutting is a form of female genital mutilation performed commonly by the peoples of the Hausa and Fulani regions of northern Nigeria and southern ...
Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. Typically carried out by a traditi...
Dry sex
Dry sex is the sexual practice of having sexual intercourse without vaginal lubrication. Vaginal lubrication can be removed by using herbal aphrodisiacs, household detergents, antiseptics, by wiping o...
LGBT rights in Mauritania
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Mauritania face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Mauritani...
Clitoridectomy
Clitoridectomy or clitorectomy is the surgical removal of the clitoris. It is used rarely as a therapeutic medical procedure, such as when cancer has developed in or spread to the clitoris. Most remov...
Clitoridectomy - Wikipedia
Homosexuality and Seventh-day Adventism
In Seventh-day Adventism, homosexual behavior is considered a violation of God's commandments, and as such is subject to church discipline. The Church is opposed to same-gender sexual practices and re...
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year. It is an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutila...
Prostitution in Africa
The legal status of Prostitution in Africa varies widely. It is frequently common in practice, partially driven by the widespread poverty in many sub-Saharan African countries, and is one of the dr...
Matter of Kasinga
The Matter of Kasinga was a legal case decided in June 1996 involving Fauziya Kassindja (surname also spelled as Kasinga), a Togolese teenager seeking asylum in the United States in order to escape a ...
LGBT rights in Libya
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Libya face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
The country's...
LGBT rights in Morocco
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Morocco face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Morocco. Mor...
LGBT rights in Morocco - Wikipedia