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Cut One Woman S Fight Against Fgm In Britain Today

Author : Hibo Wardere
ISBN : 9781471154003
Genre : Political Science
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Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM. Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21stcentury, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.

W Stenblume

Author : Waris Dirie
ISBN : 9783426418963
Genre : Fiction
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Vom Nomadenleben in der somalischen Wüste auf die teuersten Designer-Laufstege der Welt – ein Traum. Und ein Alptraum, denn Waris Dirie wurde im Alter von fünf Jahren Opfer eines grausamen Rituals: Sie wurde beschnitten. In »Wüstenblume« bricht sie ihr jahrelanges Schweigen und erzählt ihre Geschichte. Ihr Schicksal bewegte die Leser weltweit und wurde ein internationaler Bestseller – die Kino-Verfilmung begeisterte ein Millionenpublikum. Heute kämpft Waris Dirie als UNO-Sonderbotschafterin gegen die Genitalverstümmelung, die täglich 6000 Mädchen weltweit erleiden müssen. »Ich weiß, dass ›Wüstenblume‹ eine wichtige Botschaft hat, die von allen Menschen geteilt wird: die Achtung vor der menschlichen Würde.« Waris Dirie

Niemand Sieht Dich Wenn Du Weinst

Author : Fauziya Kassindja
ISBN : 3442150841
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Author : Waris Dirie
ISBN : 9783426418741
Genre : Fiction
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Waries Dirie kehrt nach 20 Jahren erstmals nach Somalia zurück und trifft ihre Familie wieder. Nach so langer Zeit im Westen werden die Ankunft in ihrer Heimat und vor allem die Wiederbegegnung mit ihrer Mutter für Waris zur Herausforderung, sich mit ihrem früheren und ihrem neuen Leben auseinanderzusetzen. Waris Dirie vermittelt in der faszinierenden Fortsetzung ihrer Autobiographie "Wüstenblume" eine fesselnde und bewegende Sicht auf das Leben in ihrer Heimat: auf den Reichtum an großartigen Traditionen, aber auch auf die archaischen Rollenvorstellungen, die vor allem den Frauen noch heute grausame Fesseln anlegen.

Female Genital Mutilation And Social Media

Author : Christina Julios
ISBN : 9781351717618
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the phenomenon of anti-femail genital mutilation (FGM) social media activism. Against a backdrop of over 200 million girls and women worldwide affected by FGM, this volume examines key global online campaigns to end the practice, involving leading virtual platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Drawing from twenty-one fieldwork interviews with anti-FGM activists, frontline practitioners and survivors, the volume investigates opportunities and challenges inherent to cyberspace. These include online FGM bans as well as practices such as ‘cyber-misogyny’ and ‘clicktivism’. Global campaigns featured include the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the WHO’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, The Girl Generation, The Guardian’s End FGM Global Media Campaign and the Massai Cricket Warriors. Furthermore, ten case-studies document prominent anti-FGM campaigners. Firstly, five African-led narratives from celebrated activists: Efua Dorkenoo OBE, Waris Dirie, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Jaha Mapenzi Dukureh and Leyla Hussein. Second, five accounts from FGM survivors interviewed for the book: Mama Sylla, Masooma Ranalvi, Farzana Doctor, Fatou Baldeh and Mariya Taher. By exploring anti-FGM online activism, this book fills a gap in the literature which has largely overlooked FGM’s presence in cyberspace as a virtual social movement. Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media will be of interest to activists, survivors, frontline professionals, students, academics and the wider public.

Reformiert Euch

Author : Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ISBN : 9783641174620
Genre : Social Science
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Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.

200 Women

Author : Ruth Hobday
ISBN : 9781452166681
Genre : Photography
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Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Scars Across Humanity

Author : Elaine Storkey
ISBN : 9780281075096
Genre : Religion
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Published to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November 2015), Scars Across Humanity is a thoroughly documented investigation into the causes of violence against women, past and present. Global in scope, and addressing the issues as they affect women at every stage of life, this powerful book also offers a probing critique of evolutionary and social-scientific accounts of gender-based violence, and of the role that religion can play, for good or ill, in the struggle against this worldwide problem.

Body Migration Re Constructive Surgeries

Author : Gabriele Griffin
ISBN : 9781351133654
Genre : Social Science
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Bringing together an international range of case studies and interviews with individuals who have had genital re/construction, Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries explores the socio-cultural meanings of clitoral re/construction following female genital cutting (FGC), hymen reconstruction, trans and intersex bodily interventions; and cosmetic surgery. Drawing critical attention to how decisions around such surgeries are affected by social, economic and regulatory contexts that change over time and across spaces, it raises questions such as: How are bodies genderized through surgical interventions? How do such interventions express cultural context? How do women who have experienced female genital cutting respond to opportunities for clitoral reconstruction? How do female-to-male (FtM) trans people decide on how and where to undertake body modifications? What roles do cultural expectations and official regulations play in how people decide to have their bodies modified? Suggesting that conventional gender binaries are no longer adequate to understanding the quest for bodily interventions, this insightful volume seeks to give a greater voice to those engaged in gender body modification. It will appeal to students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Social Studies, Sexuality Studies and Cultural Studies.


Author : Waris Dirie
ISBN : 9783426420799
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Die kleine Safa Idriss Noura aus Somalia spielt in der Verfilmung des Weltbestsellers »Wüstenblume« die dreijährige Waris Dirie. Die dramatische Szene, in der das kleine Mädchen gewaltsam beschnitten wird, bringt die Menschen in den Kinos zum Weinen. Als Waris Dirie Safa zum ersten Mal erblickt, fühlt sie sich schmerzlich an ihre eigene Kindheit erinnert. Umso größer ist Waris‘ Bestürzung, als sie erfährt, dass der Eingriff unmittelbar bevorsteht. Und sie beschließt: Dieses kleine Mädchen muss vor der Genitalverstümmelung geschützt werden. Sie tut alles, um Safa vor diesem Schicksal zu bewahren.

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