Friday, February 01, 2013

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation:

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women.  Read more about this controversial cultural practice:

Dorkenoo, Efua. Cutting the Rose: Female Genital Mutilation. GN484 D64 1999

Gruenbaum, Ellen. The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective. GN484 .G78 2001

Horsbrugh-Porter, Anna. Created Equal: Voices on Women’s Rights. HQ1236 .H67 2009

Kassindja, Fauziya and Layli Miller Bashir.  Do they Hear You When You Cry?  JV6601 K37 1998

Mayer-Hohdahl, Marion. Female Circumcision: Human Rites. (DVD) AV GN484 .F44247x 2004

Metcalf, Charlotte. Welcome to Womanhood. (DVD) AV GN484 .W45366x 2006

Parmar, Pratibha. Warrior Marks. (DVD) AV GN484 .W352x 2005

Shell-Duncan, Bettina and Ylva Hernlund (ed). Female “Circumcision” in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change. GN484 .F443 2000

Skaine, Rosemarie. Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural, and Medical Issues. GN484 .S485 2005

Toubia, Nahid. Female Genital Mutilation: A Call for Global Action. GN484 T68x 1995

Walker, Alice and Pratibha Parmar. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Binding of Women. GN484 .W35 1993

World Health Organization. Female Genital Mutilation: A Joint WHO/UNICEF/UNFPA Statement. GN484 F48 1997

World Health Organization. Female Genital Mutilation: An Overview. GN484 .T69 1998

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