News Releases from EndFGMToday

August 2018

These Four States Have High Risk of Female Genital Mutilation—Yet No Anti-FGM Laws

Even in U.S., Women and Girls Subject to Horrific Mutilation; Washington, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Don’t Protect Them
August 20, 2018


23 States Still Have No Laws Against Female Genital Mutilation

FGM Isn’t Someone Else’s Problem; Even in the U.S., Women and Girls Still Subject to Horrific Mutilation, and Just 27 States Protect Them
August 6, 2018


July 2018

FGM Happens Every Two Hours in England

#EndFGMToday Initiative Warns America of the Mutilation That Happens Across the Pond and Is Increasingly Heading to Our Shores
July 30, 2018


Abolish ICE? It’s Protecting Women and Girls from FGM in America’s Largest Airports

#EndFGMToday Applauds ICE’s Efforts to Protect 200 Million Girls and Women Worldwide Who Are Subjected to This Brutal—and Illegal—Practice
July 24, 2018


New Hampshire Protects Girls from FGM

Gov. Chris Sununu Signs HB1739 Into Law, Which Gives Women and Girls Freedom from Physical and Emotional Scars of Female Genital Mutilation
July 16, 2018


June 2018

ICE Raising Awareness of Female Genital Mutilation at Nation’s Busiest Airports

#EndFGMToday Applauds ICE’s Efforts to Protect 200 Million Girls and Women Worldwide Who Are Subjected to This Brutal—and Illegal—Practice
June 28, 2018


FGM Survivor Shares Harrowing Story

F.A. Cole Remembers the Night Her Childhood—and Womanhood—Were Stolen by the Barbaric Practice of Female Genital Mutilation
June 18, 2018


A Simple Kitchen Utensil Helps Girls Escape Female Genital Mutilation

A Spoon Alerts Swedish Airport Staff That Girls Are Being Targeted for FGM or Driven Into Forced Marriages
June 12, 2018


May 2018

New England States Forge Ahead in Commitment to End Female Genital Mutilation

New Hampshire Protects Women and Girls from FGM and Measures Are Underway in Connecticut, While Maine Squanders Opportunity
May 24, 2018


State Lawmakers Considering FGM Legislation Hear a Survivor’s Story

Kadi from Mali Testifies: ‘I Have Been Trying to Find a Reason Why Girls Have to Undergo Female Genital Mutilation, but Unfortunately, I Have Not Yet Found Any’
May 8, 2018


March 2018

FGM Is Happening Here

D.C. Area Doctor Writes About Instances of FGM He Witnesses Weekly in His Exam Room

#EndFGMToday Says Medical Community Must Come Together to Condemn Female Genital Mutilation in America
March 13, 2018


Mandatory Reporting FGM Legislation Passes Tennessee Senate, Now Onto Full House

#EndFGMToday Praises Effort to Further Protect Girls and Women
March 5, 2018


February 2018

FGM Criminal Legislation Sails Through New Hampshire House of Representatives

#EndFGMToday Praises Bi-Partisan Effort to Protect Girls and Women from Female Genital Mutilation; Senate Must Follow Suit
February 9, 2018


January 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Exploitation Parallels Human Trafficking Scourge Around the World

Right Here in America, Little Girls Are Trafficked Across State Lines for Brutal FGM Procedures; #EndFGMToday
January 31, 2018


#EndFGMToday Urges Use of Childhelp National Abuse Hotline to Uncover Hidden Horrors of Female Genital Mutilation

Multi-Lingual Counselors Available 24/7 to Help End FGM in 2018
January 23, 2018


Child Advocate Submits Statement for New Hampshire Hearing Today on New FGM Bill

Hearing on Wednesday Afternoon Will Educate Lawmakers About Horrors of Female Genital Mutilation
January 17, 2018


Michigan Judge Dismisses Sexual Assault Charges in Landmark FGM Case

International Child Advocate, Attorney and Head of #EndFGMToday Says It’s Time to Call FGM What It Is—Sexual Assault
January 15, 2018


December 2017

Every State Must Protect Its Females From FGM

#EndFGMToday Calls on 24 States Without Female Genital Mutilation Laws to Protect Their Women and Girls in 2018
December 26, 2017


Tougher Penalties for FGM

#EndFGMToday Calls on Senate to Pass House’s Bipartisan Bill to Triple Penalty from 5 to 15 Years; 24 States Still to Enact Laws
December 13, 2017


U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill That Triples Penalties for FGM

International Child Advocate, Attorney and Head of #EndFGMToday Elizabeth Yore Says Remaining States Must Now Enact Their Own Laws
December 5, 2017


November 2017

Childhelp National Abuse Hotline Can Uncover Hidden Horrors of Female Genital Mutilation

#EndFGMToday Urges Posting of Hotline in Airports, Offices, Schools, Hospitals and Public Spaces, as First Federal FGM Case of Michigan Doctor Brings New Awareness
November 13, 2017


October 2017

Call Female Genital Mutilation What It Is—Sexual Assault

International Child Advocate and Head of #EndFGMToday Says FGM Supporters and Liberal Left Are Trying to Downplay This Barbaric Practice by Engaging in ‘Linguistic Lies
October 31, 2017


FBI Hotline Will Uncover Hidden Trafficking of Female Genital Mutilation

#EndFGMToday Urges Posting of Hotline in Offices, Schools, Hospitals and Public Spaces, as First Federal FGM Case of Michigan Doctor Brings New Awareness
October 16, 2017


September 2017

Absurd, Outrageous Religious Liberty Argument Used to Justify Female Genital Mutilation

Doctor Freed Last Week on $4.5 Million Bond, While Two Mothers of 7-Year-Old Girls Indicted on Charges
September 25, 2017


Michigan Judge Sets $4.5 Million Bond for FGM Doctor Until Federal Trial on Mutilation Charges

Doctor Is Charged with for Mutilating Genitals of Two 7-Year-Old Girls and Faces Life in Prison; Mothers Have Also Been Indicted
September 19, 2017


Will Accused Female Genital Mutilator Be Freed?  Two Mothers of Victims Also Charged!

7-Year-Old Girls Describe Torture in Michigan Medical Clinic;
Were Forced to Doctor’s Office, Could Hardly Walk After Procedure
September 18, 2017


August 2017

Shame on Maine!

Senate Fails to Bring L.D. 745 Up for Vote Last Week; #EndFGMToday Calls Out Lawmakers Who Ignored Cries of Little Girls; Now Looks to January and Urges Other States to Enact Anti-FGM Laws
August 10, 2017


Maine Sending Strong Nationwide Message with Crucial Vote on Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Bill TODAY in Senate

#EndFGMToday Urges Maine Residents to Contact Lawmakers to Protect Girls and Women from This Barbaric Practice; Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Against Bringing L.D. 745 Up for Vote
August 2, 2017

July 2017


#EndFGMtoday Urges Maine Residents to Contact Lawmakers to Pass Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Bill

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon Balks at Bringing L.D. 745 Up for Vote on Aug. 2; Law Criminalizes Barbaric Practice in State; #EndFGMToday
July 28, 2017


Female Genital Mutilation, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse – All in the Same Horrid Family

Crucial Bill to Criminalize FGM in Maine Not Dead, Up for Vote in Senate on August 2—Pressure Now on House Democrats; #EndFGMToday
July 26, 2017


Maine Could Vote Tomorrow to Protect Girls from the Horrors of FGM

Eyes of the Nation Are on the State and Urgency for Protection Intensifies, as Lawmakers Consider Bill to Criminalize Female Genital Mutilation in Maine  #EndFGMToday
July 19, 2017


The Time is Now to Protect Girls From FGM!

Lawmakers Could Vote Thursday on Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation in Maine; Eyes of the Nation Are on the State and Urgency for Protection Intensifies #EndFGMToday
July 18, 2017


Maine Has the Opportunity Now to Protect Girls and Women from Female Genital Mutilation

After Michigan Makes FGM a Felony Punishable Up to 15 Years in Prison, Maine Lawmakers Will Vote Soon on Similar Law; #EndFGMToday
July 17, 2017


Female Genital Mutilation Now a Felony in Michigan; Maine Must Follow Suit 

Maine Lawmakers Voting Soon on Similar Law That Would Make FGM a Crime and Protect Girls and Women; #ENDFGMTODAY
July 14, 2017


As Vote on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Approaches, Citizens Call Out Lawmakers to Protect Women and Girls

Maine Citizens Urge House Members to Pass L.D. 745, Which Makes Horrific Acts on Girls and Women a Crime; #ENDFGMTODAY
July 12, 2017


Maine to Vote on Female Genital Mutilation Bill As Early As Next Week

July 10, 2017


June 2017

Eyes of the Nation on Maine Female Genital Mutilation Bill Vote; Sponsor to Make Impassioned Plea to Maine Legislature 

Rep. Heather Sirocki Urges Fellow Lawmakers to Pass L.D. 745, Which Makes Horrific Acts on Girls and Women a Crime in Maine
June 28, 2017


Maine Lawmakers to Vote on Female Genital Mutilation Bill Tomorrow

Even in U.S., Girls Still Subject to This Horrific Mutilation—#EndFGMToday
June 26, 2017


Religious Liberty Does Not Legitimate Female Genital Mutilation

Two Prominent Freedom of Religion Legislators Issue Open Letter to Alan Dershowitz, Challenge Idea That F.G.M. is Constitutionally Protected
June 9, 2017