Female genital mutilation (FGM)
FGM means any procedure involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non medical reasons. Each year 3 million girls undergo FGM, often without anaesthetic. FGM is extremely common in Iraqi Kurdistan and is on the increase in other parts of the Middle East.
FIND OUT HOW IKWRO’S WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AS AGENTS OF CHANGE Today, Wednesday 12th August 2015, is the United Nations’ designated International Youth Day. This year’s theme is youth civic […]
New research proving female genital mutilation practiced in Iran must be replicated across the MENA region
The Iranian & Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) has long campaigned for recognition from the international community and national governments that female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in many communities […]
Strengthening youth responses to FGM and forced marriage.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Efua Dorkenoo OBE. She was a true inspiration to all of us at IKWRO. She was brilliantly open minded […]