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…

With Mali in Political Turmoil, High FGM Rates Persist

BAMAKO, Mali — In the primarily Francophone and Anglophone region of West Africa, Mali is said to have one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation, with about 91 percent of girls and women having undergone the circumcision — a rate that has not only stayed stubbornly high but may also be inching upward.…