female genital mutilation

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.


Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania

HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.