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In Europe, the Female Genital Mutilation: My Way of Saying No photographic exhibition pays tribute to the individuals across Europe and Africa who risk opposition to make a stand against the practice.

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Men and women who speak out against female genital mutilation often risk danger and abuse. The Female Genital Mutilation: My Way of Saying No photographic exhibition pays tribute to the individuals across Europe and Africa who risk opposition to make a stand against the practice.

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Debate rages about forced marriages in Europe

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There is growing debate in Europe about forced marriages. It has been the focus of a conference at the European Parliament this week, just months after Germany introduced laws that criminalise the practice.

[http://www.euronews.net/2011/11/10/debate-rages-about-forced-marriages-in-europe/]

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FGM occurs in Europe, advocates say the creation of anti-FGM laws has been a positive development but active enforcement of them is key

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While FMG is illegal in most European countries, “the practice is certainly still prevalent amongst communities originally from countries where FGM is practiced.”

Via:[http://bikyamasr.com/43578/is-female-genital-mutilation-a-european-problem/]

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Feminism’s Multicultural Blind Spot

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David Frum writes about feminism’s multicultural blind spot and urges change.

via:[http://www.frumforum.com/feminisms-multicultural-blind-spot]

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Honor Killings in Europe

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In an analysis, Valentina Colombo writes that “Honor-related violence can now be described as a European phenomenon”.

via:[http://www.hudson-ny.org/1849/honor-killings-in-europe]

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We Need to Talk About Islam

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Nina Shea and Paul Marshall write that the Wilders trial shows the threat religious hate-speech laws pose to free speech.

via:[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704462704575590480959035618.html]

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Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings

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In the Middle East Quarterly, Phyllis Chesler writes: “to combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique.”

via:[http://www.meforum.org/2646/worldwide-trends-in-honor-killings]

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MEP calls for Europe-wide burqa ban

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German MEP Silvana Koch-Mehrin has called for a Europe-wide ban on the wearing of the burqa: “”The burqa is a massive attack on the rights of women, it is a mobile prison,” she said, adding: “The full veil “openly supports values that we do not share in Europe”.

via:[http://www.theparliament.com/no_cache/latestnews/news-article/newsarticle/european-parliament-vice-president-calls-for-burqa-ban/]

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Burqa becomes focus of tense debate in Europe

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In a debate on the burqa, Ayaan Hirsi Ali said: “What we are seeing in Europe is that there is conflict between the values of Europe and the values of Islam.”

via:[http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/02/03/europe.burqa/]

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Europe must end the mutilation of its women

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Jet Bussemaker, the Dutch Deputy Health Minister, writes: “National efforts to end the practice of female genital mutilation need support at the European level.”

via:[http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/europe-must-end-the-mutilation-of-its-women/66996.aspx]

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