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 9 July:
Women’s Rights Defenders Are Tired of Being Told to ‘Push Back’ Against the Opposition
Pass Blue, 08 Jul 2019
As a human rights defender and women’s rights campaigner, I continue to be struck not by the many challenges now facing women’s rights organizations but by the constant calls for women to “push back against the pushback.”
The activists leading efforts for women’s rights at Afghan talks
AlJazeera, 08 Jul 2019
Jamila Afghani, a prominent women’s rights activist, was getting ready to address a peace dialogue attended by Afghan leaders and Taliban representatives in Doha, when she got the news of an attack back home.
How Ifrah Ahmed, the girl from Mogadishu, took her FGM story to the world
The Guardian, 07 Jul 2019
Ifrah Ahmed refuses to let the horrific female genital mutilation she suffered at the age of eight define her. “I don’t want to be a victim. I want to be a voice,” says the 32-year-old campaigner.
Women’s Rights Movement ‘Surviving Hijab’ Organizes First Event in Cairo
Egyptian Streets, 07 Jul 2019
Recognized as one of the largest women’s movements in the world after winning the Facebook Community Leadership Award in September 2018, ‘Surviving Hijab’ is planning to hold its first ever event in Cairo at Greek Campus on July 19.
Young Guinean activists want to end FGM during summer break
France 24, 04 Jul 2019
A group of young activists in Guinea is fighting to raise awareness about the dangers of female genital mutilation, which is often performed on girls during the summer break to give them time to recover before school resumes.