Dec 29th, 2011
Zimbabwe is probably wasting millions from its circumcision drive which critics claim is a waste of money and is also ‘an ineffective and yet invasive attempt to prevent HIV AIDS virus infection’. Zimbabwe’s political leaders and other advocates may actually have other motives which are not HIV-AIDS ...
Feb 25th, 2011
Matshapa – “Just relax, it won’t be very painful,” are the last words Maqhawe Tsela hears before the nurse plunges a large needle into the base of his penis. As the anaesthetic takes effect and the doctor readies his scalpel, 33-year-old Tsela prepares to join the ranks of a n...
Jan 8th, 2011
A Metro Vancouver mother is waging a legal battle to keep her three daughters in Canada to protect them from the controversial tradition of female genital circumcision in their native Nigeria. The family has lost one legal skirmish but won a second, and is now preparing for a hearing before the Immig...
In East Africa
Nov 30th, 2010
Kampala – Uganda on Monday launched a programme to circumcise over a million men every year in a bid to stem the increase in HIV/Aids infections. “Uganda still has a big epidemic of HIV and last year, we had 123 000 new infections,” Dr Christopher Oleke, an official with the project...
Oct 28th, 2010
Targeting: Hillary Clinton (U.S. Secretary of State) Sponsored by: CARE An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of female genital cutting, also called female circumcision. Female genital cutting includes several different forms of cutting p...