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  • Sri Lankan Islamic center wants to keep female circumcision as a religious right Read more >

    Sri Lankan Islamic center wants to keep female circumcision as a religious right

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim communities on Wednesday condemned a government decision to ban female genital cutting as an “affront” that infringed upon their religious rights. The Centre for Islamic Studies in Sri Lanka criticized the government after the health ministry denounced female genital mutilation (FGM) and prohibited doctors […]

  • FGM in Sri Lanka: It’s never ‘just a nick’ Read more >

    FGM in Sri Lanka: It’s never ‘just a nick’

    Image: FGM is practiced by a number of Muslim communities in Sri Lanka [Louise Gubb/Getty Images] By Zainab Ibrahim   & Ermiza Tegal. For decades, female genital mutilation (FGM) has been practiced in Sri Lanka. However, to those outside the practicing communities, this information elicits shock and disbelief. Secrecy about FGM in Sri Lanka is both imposed and internalised. Women […]

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