This No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) news digest rounds up some of the week’s top FGM & Women’s Rights stories for the week ending 30 April:
Ghana: Bawku MCE Bares Teeth At FGM Perpetrators
All Africa, 30 Apr 2019
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku in the Upper East Region, Ms Hawa Nachema, has issued a strong warning to perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in communities in the area to desist from the negative practice or risked being prosecuted.
A Women’s-Rights Activist Is Concerned About Negotiations with the Taliban
New Yorker, 30 Apr 2019
Sima Samar, the chairwoman of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, has had a long career as a champion of the oppressed. She was born in Afghanistan and, in 1982, she earned a medical degree, from Kabul University.
Female genital mutilation victims not availing of health services
Irish Times, 30 Apr 2019
Victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) living in Ireland are not availing of medical and counselling services offered to women and girls by the State, support groups have warned.
Liberia: Woman, 25, Forcefully Taken to Sande Bush for Genital Mutilation
Front Page Africa, 30 Apr 2019
Sarah (not her real name), 25, has the rest of her life to live with a scar on her genitals. Her maternal relatives compelled her to join the Sande bush, an incident she recalls vividly.
Prominent Women’s Rights Activists Launch New Political Action Group
Democracy Now, 29 Apr 2019
Three prominent women’s rights activists are launching a new political action group today called Supermajority, aimed at training a new generation of women activists to take on grassroots campaigns and electoral politics.