WEEKLY STANDARD | 17.06.2015
Confronting FGM in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan
Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) exists in the Islamic Republic of Iran even...
stopfgmmideast | 20.05.2015
Campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan: Paying a visit to a Mullah who promoted FGM
The shock was great when the Iraqi Kurdish Xelk Media Network reported about a Kurdish Mullah...
THE TELEGRAPH | 04.03.2015
"If they mutilate my granddaughter? I’ll kill them’. Meet Iraqi village ending FGM
Amirah vividly recalls the day she was taken into a bathroom by the village midwife and forced to...
biomedcentral | 06.02.2015
The diversity of Kurdish women’s perspectives of female genital mutilation
The 6th February is marked by the United Nations sponsored awareness day, International...
WADI | 10.02.2015
International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM in the Kurdistan Parliament
Wadi, UNICEF and the High Council of Women Affairs launched an event about how...
stopfgmmideast | 05.02.2015
Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM: We need more campaigns in Asia
On the fifth official International Day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation (FGM)...
WADI | 02.02.2015
Four new TV-spots Wadi has produced supported by UNICEF
as part of the ongoing campaign to eliminate FGM in Iraqi-Kurdistan. These spots will be aired by different TV stations...
WEEKLYSTANDARD | 20.01.2015
Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran
The hideous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is neither an exclusively Muslim nor a...
KMEWO Event on FGC
On November 13th 2014, the Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women Organisation (KMEWO)...
Radio feature on WADI’s efforts to improve the situation of Free FGM Villages in Iraqi-Kurdistan
“Fichar” program at Radio Deng, an independent Radio station in Kalar, did a feature on WADI as...
Kurdish FGM-Free Village invited to Talkshow
Kurdistan's first FGM-free village as talk show guests on 'Binewshe" (KurdSat TV) to...
ekurd.net | 18.10.2014
A Kurdish girl's story of Female genital mutilation FGM in Iraqi Kurdistan
As we all know from news reports from the region, the people of Iraqi Kurdistan have been...
TRUST.ORG | 09.09.2014
Iraqi Kurdistan could end FGM in a generation - expert
Female genital mutilation could be eradicated in Iraqi Kurdistan within a generation, a U.N...
The Guardian | 08.09.2014
Majority in Iraqi Kurdistan oppose female genital mutilation
Survey reveals widespread knowledge of FGM's dangers, with 68% of people saying it...
stop fgm mideast | 29.07.2014
FGM in Iraq: The hoax of a hoax?
Last week a statement by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was circulating in Arab...
WADI BLOG | 22.07.2014
Islamic caliphate labels female genital mutilation obligatory
Recently the Islamic state issued a fatwa which called female genital mutilation a religious...
WADI | 14.07.2014
One in four women in Central and Southern Iraq is affected by Female Genital Mutilation, new study suggests
A first independent study on female genital mutilation in central/southern Iraq finds that...
HIVOS | 13.06.2014
Kurdish villages declare themselves FGM-free
For ten years, Hivos partner WADI has been campaigning against female genital...
wadi | 05.06.2014
Cooperation agreement between UNICEF and WADI to combat FGM in Northern Iraq
UNICEF and WADI just signed a contract to boost the ongoing...
Gatestone Inst. | 07.05.2014
Solidarity Against Female Genital Mutilation
"No victim files charges against her own parents." — Rayeyeh Mozafarian, University of Shiraz...
stopfgmmideast | 30.04.2014
Second Middle East Conference on FGM to tackle myths
The Second Middle East & Asia Conference on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by WADI and...
opendemocracy | 14.02.2014
Embracing shame: turning honour on its head
The challenge that embracing shame poses to the longstanding perversion of honour, is the...
ekurd.net | 10.02.2014
Continues battle against Female Genital Mutilation FGM in Iraqi Kurdistan
For many years, people have believed that practicing of female genital mutilation (FGM) is...
wadi | 05.02.2014
Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation; Action in Asia is needed
On the fourth official International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female genital mutilation (FGM), the...
RUDAW.NET | 27.01.2014
A Slow Fight for Kurdistan’s Women
“It is like digging a well with a fingernail. Our work is very slow. But we did make progress.”
DEUTSCHE WELLE | 09.12.2013
Iraqi Kurdistan fights female circumcision
Female circumcision is slowly declining in Iraqi Kurdistan. Years of campaigning and a law...
RUDAW.NET | 29.11.2013
Kurdistan Premier: Stronger Policies Needed to Combat Gender Violence
Two years ago the KRG passed a law banning violence against women including genital...
BBC | 07.11.2013
BBC-Documentary: Dropping the Knife; The Fight against FGM
A BBC-Documentary: Dropping the knife; the fight against FGM...
CPT | 04.11.2013
IRAQI KURDISTAN: WADI shifts attitudes toward Female Genital Mutilation
On 30 October 2013, CPT’s partner organization, WADI Iraq office, organized a press...
AL-MONITOR | 02.11.2013
Female Circumcision Continues in Iraqi Kurdistan
Despite the efforts of Kurdish civil society organizations and the media to shed light on the...
HIVOS | 27.10.2013
WADI’s ground-breaking campaign against FGM: interview
Falah Moradhkin is WADI’s project coordinator in Iraq. He was one of the few who survived a...
BBC RADIO | 25.10.2013
Kurdistan's success in stemming Female Genital Mutilation
Kurdistan is one of Iraq's rare success stories, the region has enjoyed an oil boom and...
GULFNEWS.COM | 24.10.2013
How Kurdistan ended female genital mutilation
Two years ago, FGM was banned as part of a wide-ranging law to improve women’s rights...
FGM: the film that changed the law in Kurdistan
Two filmmakers spent almost a decade reporting the greatest taboo subject in Kurdish society...
BIOMED CENTRAL | 08.09.2013
Female genital mutilation among Iraqi Kurdish women: a cross-sectional study from Erbil city
Iraqi Kurdistan region is one of the areas where female genital...
wadi | 14.08.2013
Rate of FGM decreases in some regions of Iraqi Kurdistan
The British MP Gary Kent has traveled again to Iraqi-Kurdistan and recently wrote an article...
The Independent | 31.05.2013
Fighting against Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq
It is a misguided belief that Islam requires young women be circumcised...
CIP | 22.03.2013
The Global Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation Continues
A global campaign to eradicate female genital mutilation [FGM], often misnamed "female...
Kurdistantribune | 04.03.2013
Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the Kurdistan Region
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is defined by the Word Health Organization (WHO) as...
UN Special | 06.02.2013
The long road to the first FGM-free villages in Iraq
According to a large survey conducted in 2009, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is...
WADI | 05.02.2013
Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation; Too little action taken against FGM
Encouraging steps in Iraq...
FGM in Kurdistan
Map with FGM-rates in the kurdish regions of Iraq…
Stop FGM in Kurdistan: An Interview with the Activists
Communicating from Suleymaniah in Iraqi Kurdistan, STOP FGM Kurdistan Co-founders Thomas...
Significant Decrease of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Iraqi-Kurdistan, New Survey Shows
In several Iraqi Kurdish regions female genital mutilation (FGM) has declined significantly within a...
Electricity for a Free FGM Village
We just got an excited phone-call from Sarhad Ajeb. He is the anjuman (major) of Tutakhal...
FGM-Free Communities Programme
Seven villages in Kurdish nothern Iraq made the start. In most of them the mutilation rate was...
Lights on! for a FGM-Free Village in Iraqi Kurdistan
A village dedicated to stopping female genital mutilation received an electric generator...
Expert Meeting & Discussion on the Abandonment of FGM - What is the Role of Parliamentarians?
Abandoning Female Genital Mutilation Worldwide Requires more Parliamentary Action...
Press Release: Determination to end FGM in Middle East
The silence on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the Middle East needs to be broken. To end this...
Governor of Kirkuk supports StopFGM Campaign in Iraq
Today the Governor of Kirkuk, Dr. Najmiddin Karim, met with representatives of Pana to...
Women’s Rights Advocates Join Government Reps in Call to Implement Domestic Violence Law
Sulaimani, Iraq – In a call to honor the spirit of Law No. 8: the Law Against Domestic Violence in the...
Clinton: 'Cultural Tradition' is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that there is no cultural justification for female...
New Classrooms Bolster Education Opportunity in Toutakhel, Iraq as Part of Stop FGM Kurdistan Campaign
On Monday, February 13, two semi trucks rolled into the remote village of Toutakhel, Iraq, delivering on...
Event Marking International Day of Zero Tolerance Against FGM Draws Standing Room Only Crowd in Sulaimani, Iraq
More than 100 people crowded into Sulaimani’s Culture Café on Monday, February 6 for an...
February 6 Marks “International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation”
Special Event in Sulaimani, Iraq to Raises Awareness of FGM in Kurdistan...
Free of FGM
Sign of the first Village in Iraqi Kurdistan declaring itself free of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)...
Campaign to End FGM in Iraqi Kurdistan Sees Success
Wadi recently did a survey on the rate of FGM in Garmyan region, where the whole campaign...
The Uneasy Fight Against FGM in Kurdistan
A campaign to stop Female Genital Mutilation: On the 25th of November 2010, for the first time...
Female Genitale Mutilation in Kirkuk – outlook for a campaign
Preliminary data from a study conducted by PANA in cooperation with WADI indicates that 40 % of...
FGM in the Shadow of the Kurdistan Regional Government
A Report about the current efforts and activities of the Stop FGM Kurdistan campaign…
A Symbol of mobilization for change
A golden Narcissus is the new symbol for a current media campaign against female genital mutilation in Kurdish northern Iraq.
UNAMI: Human Rights Report
Women's rights groups in the KRG are campaigning to change the perception that FGM is harmless and required under Islam...
Movie "Handful of Ash"
Filmmaker Nabaz Ahmad created a documentary, in which Kurdish women vividly describe their experiences…
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Launching a campaign against Female Genital Mutilation
As reported in the independent Kurdish newspaper Hawlati on Wednesday, a media committee...
Media Committee for the Campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Created in Iraqi-Kurdistan
As reported in the independent Kurdish newspaper Hawlati on Wednesday, a media committee...
Appeal for Donations
We need your donation to continue the work of the Anti-FGM mobile teams – for their training and operation costs, and for setting up new teams to meet local demand...
Draft for a Law Prohibiting Female Genital Mutilation is submitted to the Kurdish Regional Parliament
These days a draft of such a law was submitted to the Kurdish regional Parliament in Arbil...
To the esteemed Head of Kurdistan Region Parliament, Presidency of Kurdistan Region, Kurdistan Region Counsel of Ministers...
Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan
Presentation to the conference: 1ère Journée Humanitaire sur la Santé des Femmes dans le Monde organized by Gynécologie sans Frontières, Paris...
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