female genital mutilation

When police crashed her wedding, she was 8. Her soon-to-be husband was 67.

Christabel Ligami

Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.


Schoolgirls in this country face compulsory tests for pregnancy, genital mutilation

Rebecca Ratcliffe

Girls in Kenya’s Narok County will also be made to reveal the identities of babies’ fathers.


​Uncut, unwed and cast out, but a better life awaited

Emanuela Zuccalà

In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.


Uncut: Female genital mutilation in Somaliland

Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.


Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up

Veronique Mistiaen

Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.