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“Some people say that FGM/C is a rite of passage — something families do to help prepare girls for adulthood or marriage … Just because this is a tradition in some places does not make it right. This practice is harmful, and therefore wrong wherever it occurs.”- PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, 2016

On the second part of this special series in accordance with International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Marni will be speaking with Dr Ghada Khan, Network Coordinator for the US End FGM/C Network.

Dr Khan is an established health program analyst whose career, advocacy, and research has centred on global and domestic issues concerning the health of women and children. She is keen on building connections with Network members and collaborating organizations, working closely with the Network’s Steering Committee to operationalize the Network’s core priorities, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Network.

Prior to this role, she served as project director for the community centred FGM/C prevention project at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and Senior Fellow in the American Public Health Association (APHA), Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section. Within these roles and within her personal capacity, Dr Khan is dedicated to raising awareness on FGM/C and protecting women and girls from this harmful practice.

In recognition for her work on FGM/C and women’s health, Dr Khan has received the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Award from the Global Women’s Institute,  The Nashman Prize for Community-Engaged Participatory Research, as well as The Global Health Service Award and the Public Health Award from George Mason University.

Join us and learn how we can help put an end to FGM/C.

Learn more about Dr Khan and US End FGM/C Network here:

Website: https://endfgmnetwork.org/

Twitter: @USEndFGMNetwork

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USEndFGMNetwork/

Additional Notes:

Part One: Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting

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