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Week 7 and 8 recap

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Apologies for the delay of this post!

In Week 7 we watched a documentary that was made by the Guardian on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). If you didn’t make it to the meeting, I recommend that you watch it, as it really explains the cultural reasons for FGM in more detail:
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2011/apr/18/female-genital-mutilation-video

If you’re interested in reading more about it, here is an article by a Maasai woman, who went through FGM when she was 13 years old:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/06/alternative-to-circumcision-prevents-girls-suffering-kenya

We also discussed the meaning behind some of the My Body My Rights art by Hikaru Cho that Amnesty International has commissioned. Take a look here:
http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/hikaru-cho-story-2014-03-06

In Week 8 we looked at some of the My Body My Rights campaigns, specifically the abortion ban in El Salvador which you can read more about and sign the petition against here:
https://campaigns.amnesty.org/campaigns/end-abortion-ban-el-salvador?linkId=9771210

Abi and Georgie
HRU Editors

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