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Ann Voskamp answers tough questions about a word that can both harm and heal

By Jonathan Merritt — November 7, 2016

The New York Times bestselling author talk about overcoming her struggle with cutting and how brokenness can be used to hurt or heal.

Outside Paris, a clinic aims to tackle an age-old practice

By Lauren Markoe — August 25, 2016

ST.-DENIS, France (RNS) A mother, cut as a child, seeks help to make sure her own daughter doesn’t suffer the same fate.

Activists say religion is key in combating female genital mutilation

By Omar Sacirbey — October 26, 2012

(RNS) Because of its severity and prevalence, female genital mutilation is arguably one of the most important human rights issues in the world. But the practice remains poorly understood, both by supporters who assert it is mandated by Islam, and opponents who, according to some activists, do more to sustain the practice than end it. By Omar Sacirbey.

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