Celebrating International Women’s Day

We cannot run short when listing all of the accomplishments that women have achieved over the past couple of years. It feels good to finally see that society is embracing the efforts that women have forged in numerous sectors. Women have been greatly shunned and disenfranchised from experiencing almost all of the fulfillment there is in this life – from participation in politics, participation in the workforce and participation in certain sports, to participation in running countries and various affairs. However, things are changing and women no longer have to live in men’s shadow.  With numerous achievements from all walks of life, women deserve to be recognized and celebrated  across the globe. In the political genre, women have hit groundbreaking moves. Women have advocated for constitutional changes in various countries so they can be acclimated into the society.  From gaining women representatives in politics to attaining greater equality in the…

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation International day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation is the international day of awareness to eradicate the brutal and cruel act of female genital mutilations and to support the rights of girls and women. Female genital mutilation has been recognized as the violation of human rights of women. According to a report, approximately 200 million women are living today who have undergone genital mutilation procedures across 30 countries. To completely eliminate this violent act, it is important to understand what female genital mutilation is, the harmful risks caused by it, and to spread awareness. What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? First, it is important to know what FGM is. It is also referred to as a female circumcision or female genital cutting. It involves cutting whole or partially removing some part of female external genitalia for non-medical reasons. It also…