Make a donation for Bintou Bojang’s fight against FGM

Bintou Bojang, activist from the IWS, went to West Africa to continue her advocacy against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Bintou met with teenage girls as well as circumsicers during a workshop where she spoke about resistance and movements such as „Drop the Knife“. In Bintou’s own words: “some parents bring their daughters to the circumciser…

Donate for The Crocodile – and support the fight against FGM

“The Crocodile” is an initiative of Bintou Bojang to fight Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The first nationwide networking meeting will be on the 12th of June in Dortmund, when women affected by FGM will come from different parts of Germany to spend a day sharing their experiences and elaborating strategies to eradicate FGM from the face…

“My mother’s strange definition of empowerment” – Khadija Gbla on going through Female Genital Mutilation as a child and later living in a ‘clitoris-centric society’

Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that…