Sahiyo will be hosting a Twitter Conversation on Female Genital Cutting (FGC) to be held on Thursday, July 7th from 6:00- 8:00 PM IST for India; 2:30-4.30 PM for Egypt; 8:30-10:30 AM EST for the United States.
We will be moderating the discussion from the Sahiyo Twitter handle (@sahiyo2016) and will be using the hashtag #NoMoreKhatna to carry on the conversation.
With the recent and unfortunate occurrence of an Egyptian girl dying from “female circumcision” and the article by the Economist advocating milder forms of FGC, there is an urgent need to point out that all forms of FGC must be banned.
We have seen within the Dawoodi Bohra community, how these misconceptions and misbeliefs are being used as justifications for the Bohra community to continue FGC, by “othering” these mild forms of FGC as something separate, different, and okay from the severe forms of FGC. Please see the Guardian article “The Economist prompts outrage as it backs ‘minor FGM’” to learn more.
Sahiyo asks you to join this discussion on Twitter even if it can only be for 10 minutes so that your voice is also heard in opposition to FGC.
Hope you can join us!