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New UNICEF report shows slow but clear decline in female genital mutilation/cutting

Tweet   Yesterday UNICEF released a  new report on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) showing that, while millions of girls are still at risk, the dangerous centuries-old tradition is now on a slow but steady decline in key areas around the world. In some sense this isn’t hard news; we reported last February that FGM/C was on the decline [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAs Bangladeshis protest the deaths of over 120 people in a factory fire, a Fox host actually says the workers who were killed laboring under sweatshop conditions producing Wal Mart apparel were lucky to have the jobs. The UN passes its first resolution condemning female genital mutilation. In the latest from the War on Women, GOP [...]
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CLPP 2012: Our Bodies are Beautiful, Our Bodies are Political

TweetWhat do a teenaged sex ed advocate, the executive director of an FGM advocacy organization, and a self-identified fat writer and activist have in common? More than first meets the eye, I learned at the 2012 CLPP Conference. They are all activists advancing sexual freedom and challenged media culture by sharing stories and building community. [...]
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