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2014-07-07 12:28:47

Obstetrician/gynecologist who opposed AVFE/CLITORAID Kamkaso Hospital opening must pay punitive damages LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a verdict released on June 30, the Ouagadougou Supreme Court of Burkina Faso, West Africa, found Professor Charlemagne Marie Ouedraogo guilty of defaming the Raelian Church of Bukina Faso. The court sentenced Ouedraogo to a stiff fine of 100,000 FCFA plus 1 million FCFA in punitive damages, payable to the Raelian Church. He must...

2014-05-05 12:28:20

LAS VEGAS, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Today, we're launching our second annual International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 5-11," said Nadine Gary, Clitoraid spokesperson. "We invite women worldwide to defend, explore and rejoice in their right to sexual pleasure." Although Clitoraid focuses on clitoral repair surgery for women suffering effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), its central mission is to raise public awareness. "In some African countries, 98 percent...

2014-03-06 16:25:13

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation (FGM), and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, Muslim women and human rights activists will address the issue at...

2014-03-04 12:25:40

Clitoraid's team to hold building inauguration ceremony at its delayed facility on March 7 and launch surgeries at another hospital LAS VEGAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a statement released today by the nonprofit organization Clitoraid, pressure from the Catholic Church and other detractors of the International Raelian Movement (IRM) has caused Burkina Faso's government to block the scheduled March 7 opening of Clitoraid's clitoral repair hospital, known...

2014-02-10 12:25:20

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on March 7, according to a statement released today by the U.S.-based, nonprofit organization Clitoraid. Chantal Compaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso, will preside at the ceremony. The hospital was built with donated funds and through the efforts of worldwide volunteers. "Having Chantal...

2014-01-06 20:20:35

Peabody pens fictional novel backed with raw, personal insight on delicate issue MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In When the Games Froze ($17.99, paperback, 9781628711790; $27.99, hardcover, 9781628711806; $8.99, e-book, 9781628711813), the new book by A.M. Peabody, readers will be informed about the little-known, heinous act of female genital mutilation. Her storyline surrounds protagonist, Nana, a woman from Ghana, who was genitally mutilated as a child....

2013-03-28 23:02:49

When passers-by see a crowd of men in bloodstained white coveralls posing on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol this week, they will be witnessing a provocative new tactic in the growing movement to abolish the circumcision of children. The “Bloodstained Men” protest their circumcisions by performing political theater in white coveralls with bloody crotches symbolizing the genital wounds that were forced upon them in childhood. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 * A growing...

2012-10-10 21:12:14

Women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) have a significantly lower sexual quality of life finds a new study published today (10 October) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. FGM is defined as any procedure 'involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons'. This study, carried out by researchers at King's College London, looks at the impact of FGM on the sexual quality of life of women who have...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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