The Practice of Khatna or Female Genital Mutilation amongst the Dawoodi (Daudi) Bohra Shia Muslim Community – Part 1

(originally published on Ms. Dilshad Tavawala’s wordpress.com blog on  January 17, 2016. Reposted here with permission) By Ms. Dilshad Tavawalla, B.A., LL.M., Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public – Toronto, Canada Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has been an international cause célèbre, and generated remarkable global attention for the past several decades.  At international and intergovernmental levels, there is unequivocal …

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WHAT IS FEMALE GENITAL CUTTING?   Female genital cutting (FGC), or female genital mutilation (FGM), is the practice of removing parts or all of a woman’s external genitalia for various purposes. This could range from cutting the tip of the clitoris to removing the inner and outer labia, and in some communities, stitching the labia nearly …

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