Despite Decline, Female Genital Mutilation Is Still a Horrific Reality

Though the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is seeing a global decline, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund has found that it is "almost universal" in certain countries, with 98 percent of girls and women from ages 15-49 having undergone the torturous "tradition" in Somalia. As many… »7/23/13 1:50pm7/23/13 1:50pm


Woman Jailed in Somali ‘False Rape’ Case Cleared of All Bullshit Charges

A Somali woman who'd been sentenced to one year in prison for "offending state institutions" by alleging she was raped by security forces has been cleared of all charges by a Somali court. A journalist who interviewed her about the alleged rape (who'd also been convicted of offending those apparently touchy state… »3/03/13 2:30pm3/03/13 2:30pm

Sanitary Pads Are A Real Life-Saver For Girls In Somalia

The news out of Somalia is so often bad, which makes it extra nice to hear the heartwarming story of how a project there is using sanitary pads to change lives. In an area of Somalia where there are many settlements for internally displaced people, a wonderful-sounding program has found a way to provide girls with… »11/06/11 1:05pm11/06/11 1:05pm