Khatna, a deep dark secret of a well off community-Masooma Ranalvi

Masooma Ranalvi, Convenor Speak Out On FGM writes for Hillele.org   This is a deep dark secret of a well off community living in India and overseas. It is a chilling  story in which hundreds of women from my community have had their genitals cut at the tender age of seven. A medieval practice called khatna, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM) is being … Continue reading Khatna, a deep dark secret of a well off community-Masooma Ranalvi

Female Genital Mutilation not ok say Bohra Women

In a huge success for Bohra women in India, fighting Female Genital Mutilation(FGM), on 6th February, celebrated as zero tolerance day against FGM by the UN. The National Commission for Women in Delhi has officially supported ‘Speak out on FGM’s’ viral petition, which has so far received over 80k signatures. Chairperson, Lalitha Kumaramangalam, while accepting the petition said “This is an infringement of human rights, … Continue reading Female Genital Mutilation not ok say Bohra Women