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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 PostLA 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

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