In the news:
The Washington Post - New Anti-FGC law to be introduced in Virginia
The Loudoun Tribune - Legislation criminalising FGC passes Senate Committee
WMOT - 2017 US foreign aid for gender equality
Midnimo - Leyla Hussein's “Faces of Defiance” was exhibited at the first FGM/C summit in Washington D.C. celebrating survivors of the practice
Philly.com - Drexel Women's Care Center in Philadelphia helps women who have undergone FGC
USIP - Can Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Be Stopped?
The Guardian - Donors, policy makers and experts on FGC joined senate minority leader Harry Reid at Washington DC summit
The Guardian - 'FGM happened to me in white, midwest America'
Harpers Bazaar - Atlanta-based activist and founder of Safe Hands for Girls, Jaha Dukureh, was cut at one week old. Here, she shares her story—and explains why it's so important we end the practice for good.
All Africa - Somalis undergo FGC in U.S.
VOA News - FGC takes place in Somali Community in U.S.
The Washington Post - Dispassionate language used by the Government Accountability Office Report highlights alarming increase of FGC cases in US
Breitbart News Network - FGC in US has gone up by 200% since 1990, government attributes increasing prevalence to immigration numbers from Africa and the Middle East
Ebony - A Gambian-turned-Bronx resident shares her personal FGC story and explains how it is happening to young U.S. residents through “vacation cuts”
ABC News – American Mariya Tahir speaks out about her experience with FGC
Black Enterprise - Jaha Dukureh, founder and CEO of Safe Hands for Girls, shares her fight to end FGC at United States of Women Summit
Reuters News - Could U.S. doctors be breaking anti-FGC law?
Democratic and Chronicle - Bill enforcing state's ban on FGC procedures for those under the age of 18 will head to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for approval.
San Francisco Foghorn - Performance of "the Vagina Monologues" is celebrated as artistic masterpiece
New Times - "Intactivists" threaten to protest all of Trump's remaining campaign stops if his newborn grandson is circumcised, liken male circumcision to FGC
Identities.Mic - Trump's senior political advisor blames immigration for rise in number of women and girls at risk of undergoing FGC in the US
BreitBart - US media and political coverage focusing more on Trump's gossip tweet than on statements about the growing issue of FGC in the US
Imperial VN - Secretary of State John Kerry launches US global strategy aimed at empowering girls
Huffington Post - Waris Dirie among five women who are changing gender disparity of women everywhere
The Guardian - Risk of FGC in the US Triples for Women
New Security Beat - Health workers play vital roles in ending FGC
Pulitzer Center -Malian migrants: Navigating FGC across borders
Cambio - Jaha Dukureh is saving girls from FGC
The GW Hatch -New film festival spotlights women's rights
Huffington Post -Blake Lively raises awareness for rise of FGC in the US
Christian Post - FGC in Kenya: 'Cutters' tell tales
MarieClaire -Blake Lively is calling attention to truth: FGC occurs in America too
USNews - New law in England, Wales demands teachers report FGC cases to police
Philly Tribune - House passes W. Curtis Thomas' assessors bill
The College Fix - Muslim activist warns students: Islamophobia industry exploits weakness of white liberal guilt
Women E News - Girls go to safe house to avoid FGC
Daily News - Involving community in fight against FGC
Wagner– New York Women’s Foundation to host annual dinner at Wagner College, Sept 16
News Week – Why does sex always end up being political?
Deutsche Welle – How to deal with the threat of FGC
PRI– It's been 20 years since the world pledged to reform laws that hurt women. How's that going?
Open Democracy – American arrogance and the movement to end FGC
Huffington Post –LA chapter of UN Women discusses FGC
Penn Live – Here's why we need to stop FGC in PA, Danielle Moore
USaid – International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGC
The Frisky – There’s a practice called 'vacation cutting'
The Daily Beast – ‘Dad is taking us to Africa’: Reddit’s FGC scare
Frost Illustrated – Obama needs to do more to halt FGC
Huffington Post – I learned to follow and real change happened
Central Maine – Calling attack on reproductive rights a ‘women’s issue’ devalues its importance
Breitbart – Half a million girls at risk of FGC in the US
The Guardian – Obama's call to end FGC yet to reach Ethiopia's villages
Law Street Media – Infant intersex surgery: Genital mutilation in the US?
The Guardian – Barack Obama: Africa's presidents-for-life are risk to democratic progress
The Irish Times – There is 'no reason young girls should suffer genital mutilation', Obama says
Empire State Tribune – Judge bans father from taking girls to Nigeria for FGC procedure
The Guardian – Millions of women risk FGC. Will Obama defend them?
NPR – FGC is a US problem too
ABC News – Underground in America: FGC
PBS News Hour – Advocates warn FGC cases may increase during summer months
Pennlive – Republican Thomas P Murt from PA proposes bill that will make FGC of minors a 'first-degree felony'
World Mic – Doctor gives hope to FGC victims with a restoration procedure
USCIS – The US Citizenship and Immigration Service shares fundamental information about FGC for US immigrants
WUSA9 – The Global Woman Centre opens in Washington DC: A safe community hub for victims of FGC
Balitmore Sun - The Balitomore Museum of Arts exhibits wooden masks from Liberia's Sande Society, but is criticised for failure to acknowledge the society’s secret involvement in practising FGC
New York Times - Jaha Dukereh's change.org petition achieved over 200,000 supporters and has generated a plan to help eliminate FGC
DailyNexus - Somalian Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali will speak on human rights abuses in the Middle East and West Africa at the Granada Theater on May 23rd
The Guardian - Study finds three times more women affected by FGC in US than previously believed
Dallas Morning News - Dallas human rights lawyer calls for the end of FGC
NY Daily News - Man placed in jail over allegedly practicing FGC on a woman in Manhattan
Wicked Local Waltham - Waltham filmmaker to hold fundraiser, private screening
Ms. Magazine - US-Africa Leaders Summit Closes with funding commitments and focus on women
Bustle - Oppression of women in Africa cripples parts of the continent, Obama tells leaders
The Guardian - US to conduct major study into FGC
Digital Journal - LOVEnBizDC and Le Bustiere Boutique are hosting a Charity Lingerie Fashion Show
Voice of America - Q&A with Shelby Quast: Americans and FGC
US Mission Geneva - US committed to the elimination of FGC home and abroad
The Conversation - The pleasure doctor fighting to restore clitorises after FGC
The Guardian - Imam Baba Leigh: 'FGM is not a personal issue. It is a worldwide issue'
The Guardian - US FGC petition collects nearly 37,000 signatures
The Guardian - What can you do to help end FGC in the US?
The Guardian - FGc survivors: 'It happens on US soil, but it happens in secret'
Horseed Media - Ban Ki-moon: FGc a 'human rights violation' that must end
The Guardian - American survivor of FGC calls on US to take action
FIGO - FGC 'a taboo topic in US'
NBC - FGC on the rise in US
Voice of America - Documentary spotlights women's unwanted 'honour'
Seattlepi - Committee agrees to bill banning FGC
Daily Astorian - Woman combats FGC
Times Record News - Don't miss it: Desert Flower
International Business Times - International Women's Day: The human rights disaster in our backyard
Huffington Post - FGC is an act of terrorism, not of Islam
Cosmopolitan - Why aren't people talking about FGC in the US?
Arizona Daily Star - FGC should be banned, lawmaker says
Adventist News Network - Adventists join others in opposing FGC
The AHA Foundation - Third annual conference on honour violence, forced marriage, and FGC
FIGO - FGC could be made illegal in New Jersey
NPR - Young Maasai activist challenges FGC tradition
The Guardian - High hopes: the UFO cult 'restoring' the victims of FGC
Buffalo News - Let's work to end FGC
CNN - Report: Millions of girls still at risk of FGC
New York Times - Report finds gradual fall in FGC in Africa
Voice of America - Community-based program: More women refuse FGC
Arizona Daily Star - We can achieve long-term goal of eliminating FGC
The AHA Foundation - New federal law strengthens protections against FGC: The AHA Foundation supports the ‘Transport for Female Genital Mutilation Act’
New York Times - Banning FGC
Uptown Magazine - Possessing the secret of joy: 20 Years Later, a reflection on FGC
VOXXI - Fight against FGC begins with awareness
Discovery News – How did FGC begin?
MPN - FGC: An international crisis that continues despite human rights violations
RNS – Activists say religion is key in combating female genital cutting