Friday, December 21, 2012

UNGA finally acts a ban on FGM :-), way to go now move from talks to action! Ambassador Mashua

It's about time!!! Way to go UNGA:-), now lets move from words to action!! The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously passed a resolution banning female genital mutilation (FGM), an instance of brutality, which around three million women and girls are forced to experience worldwide each year. The resolution, which was adopted on Thursday, described the practice as an "irreparable, irreversible abuse” and urged on member states to "take all necessary measures, including enacting and enforcing legislation to prohibit female genital mutilations and to protect women and girls from this form of violence," Reuters reported. The resolution, which is not legally binding, also expressed concern about "evidence of an increase in the incidence of female genital mutilations being carried out by medical personnel in all regions in which they are practiced." "This practice, justified on false pretenses by supposed cultural and religious tenets, remains a taboo subject, misunderstood and misinterpreted in several societies," Burkina Faso's UN Ambassador Der Kogda told the General Assembly. "We need to break the silence that has surrounded FGM...and move towards its elimination," Kogda said. I respect UN for admitting that they have been silence on FGM and that FGM has been on the increase and not on decrease as some other fame hungry organizations claim and ignore the real suffering of my people!! I am happy it is not the end of the World its a one step closer to ending FGM :-).! Ambassador Mashua

Mashua voice for the voiceless.com: GIRLS HAVE STARTED RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, THIS FGM SEASON IN EAST AFRICA:(,WHILE WE CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS HERE HELPLESS GIRLS ARE RUNNING SCARED:( FORWARD UK IS HELPING CDF WITH TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN TANZANIA..AMB LUCY MASHUA

Mashua voice for the voiceless.com: GIRLS HAVE STARTED RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, THIS FGM SEASON IN EAST AFRICA:(,WHILE WE CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS HERE HELPLESS GIRLS ARE RUNNING SCARED:( FORWARD UK IS HELPING CDF WITH TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN TANZANIA..AMB LUCY MASHUA

Monday, November 26, 2012

NAKURU TOWN,RIFT VALLEY PROVINCE FGM ON THE RISE IN URBAN AREA THIS FGM SEASON IN KENYA..BY LUCY MASHUA

The Director of Gap Link in Nakuru town Tom Mboya has said that Nakuru is among the major towns that are practicing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the country. Speaking in Nakuru town on Friday morning during a press briefing, Mboya said that FGM had shifted from rural areas to urban areas ever since the government became tough on the communities which were still performing the act in the countryside. With reference to a recent research by the Gap Link, Mboya pointed that women visit their grand daughters who are living in major towns during the holiday season so as to perform FGM on the children without the government realizing. "FGM is on the rise in Nakuru town and that's why many grandmothers have adopted the new techniques of instead of the grand daughters visiting them in the rural areas to perform the FGM," Mboya noted. The Director of Gap Link called out on the government and women rights bodies to be extra vigilant during this holiday season. "During this holiday season and festive season the government and the women rights bodies need to be extra vigilant on the ground because this acts of FGM could be going on unnoticed by the systems," said Mboya. Ambassador Lucy S. Mashua, President of Mashua Voice for the Voiceless, International Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Leading in lobbying for HR 2221: The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. http://twitter.com/Mashua http://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

GIRLS HAVE STARTED RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, THIS FGM SEASON IN EAST AFRICA:(,WHILE WE CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS HERE HELPLESS GIRLS ARE RUNNING SCARED:( FORWARD UK IS HELPING CDF WITH TECHNICAL SUPPORT IN TANZANIA..AMB LUCY MASHUA

In Tanzania girls are fleeing home away from the knife, Mara — SOME girls have started fleeing their homes fearing that they might be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) this season, in the Northern Tarime District of Mara Region. Children Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO that has been on the forefront of anti-FGM awareness campaigns in Tarime in recent years, confirmed the reports yesterday. "Last week, there were three girls who fled from Masurura and Kitaguti villages about 60 km to Tarime town and they spent two days on the way," the CDF Mobilizing Actions to Safeguard Girls Rights Coordinator, Mr Joram Wimmo, said.
"We are making arrangements to send the girls to Masanga where there is a rescue centre," the official added. There is fear that about hundreds of girls mostly school children are line-up for mutilation in the entire Tarime District of Mara Region. FGM is illegal, according to the law. The organization strives to cut the number of girls lined-up for mutilation this season (November and December) in the area. Mr Wimmo also said the NGO is getting support from the police gender desk at the Tarime Special Regional Police Zone. A few weeks ago the NGO conducted an anti-FGM public dialogue that brought together key stakeholders such as girls, mutilators, parents, local, religious and traditional leaders. They are also going through Tarime rural villages conducting meetings to deliver anti-FGM messages in the area, according to Mr Wimmo. Under the project, CDF is also creating awareness campaigns against child marriages and early pregnancies in various parts of Mara Region. The NGO is getting technical support from Forward (UK) and sponsored by COMIC Relief also from the UK. Thank you to this two forward UK and COMIC relief organisations supporting CDF.
Ambassador Lucy S. Mashua, President of Mashua Voice for the Voiceless, International Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Leading in lobbying for HR 2221: The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. http://twitter.com/Mashua http://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

FGM IS A GENDER DISCRIMINATION BY CULTURE AND RELIGION.

Njoro Division Officer (DISTRICT OFFICER), Peter Kariuki, has warned that any parent who will be found carrying out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) during the coming December holiday will be arrested and taken to the court. Speaking during an academic day at Kongongeri Primary School, Kariuki said that those parents who still practise FGM are going against the new Constitution, adding that traditional mutilation method on women has been buried. "Mutilation among our girls is a kind of discrimination, and has both physically and mentally problems and therefore it should not be practised,” he noted. He told the area chiefs to be more serious on this issue to ensure that the girls are no longer subjected to discrimination by the culture or religion!.
Ambassador Lucy S. Mashua, President of Mashua Voice for the Voiceless, International Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Chairperson of the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM Leading in lobbying for HR 2221: The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. http://twitter.com/Mashua http://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Friday, October 19, 2012

When will UN,WHO,AMNEST INTERNATIONAL,UNFPA,UNICEF,INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL POLICY MAKERS IN WESTERN COUNTRIES,INTL MEDIA and other sleeping giants give the correct statistics on FGM survivors and victims? This is annoying their fake statistics have never changed since two decades ago. remain 130 million and yet.....By Amb Lucy Mashua

It was over 20 years ago since WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION gave out the statistics of over 130 million FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION survivors in the world!. 2 million every year in Africa alone and a total of 3 million in the world, To this date organisations and media that should know better continue blindly or ignorantly publish the outdated figure to this day CAUSING MORE PEOPLE TO IGNORE THIS ATROCITY OF FEMALE GENITAL GENOCIDE AND DEATHS! Shame on you insensitive clicks!!. The truth is and kindly do the MATH if globally every year 3 million are subjected to FGM,8000 every day one girl every 11 seconds what is the total number? ooh don't forget those who bleed to death,those who die giving birth, those who die slowly due to complications (FGM side effects), Those who are killed running away from FGM, thousands every year who are forced to sex trafficking running from FGM. I SAY YOU DON'T CARE A SINGLE BIT ABOUT FGM OR WHO IT IS AFFECTING BECAUSE THERE IS NO LARGE PROFIT TIED TO FGM LIKE IN WAR,EBOLA ,HIV/AIDS,VACCINES, A CLASSY ATROCITY THAT WOULD GIVE YOU MORE PUBLICITY(WITH FGM WE TALK ABOUT MUTILATED VAGINAS ,BLEEDING AND ROTTEN),TERRORISM AND PRECIOUS MINERALS OR OIL! Shame on you for prying on the weak deriving fame and funds though the suffering of the voiceless. Your work is to silence the unawares by spreading propaganda and filthy lies! Here is what my sister LINDA MAY KALLESTEIN wrote a couple of days ago on her blog,(she did a great documentary in our village called the CUT six years ago).
http://lindamaykallestein.com/2012/10/15/a-story-i-wish-i-no-longer-had-to-tell/ "When I started working on the documentary “The Cut” , the World Health Organization estimated that about 120 million girls and women currently alive were mutilated. Had had their genitals sliced off. And that 2 million new girls joined their ranks every year. That was in 2006. 6 years have since passed. Do the math with me: 6 years times 2 million new victims equals 12 million additional girls and women. This means there has to be over 132 million girls and women who suffer from the aftermath of female genital mutilation. Well, maybe not quite that many. Some of the newer cut ones never made it. They died during or short time after the “procedure”. And I am guessing some of the original 120 million have also died during these years. A few of old age, any type of illness or accidents. However: most of those who have died have done so from late complications of their mutilation. Severe infections that just got out of hand. Childbirth from a too tight vagina and poor maternal healthcare combined. So let’s round it off to an even 130 million currently living victims. In 5 years time you can add another 10 million. Minus those who die, of course. I wish I never had to tell this story again, but as long as the explosive growth of 2 new million girls are added to the population of mutilated females I will continue to tell the story. It will continue to break my heart every time. Make me feel as helpless as I feel I am. Which of course is nothing, compared to the pain and suffering 130 million girls and women experience on a daily basis. Nothing compared to the terror 6000 thousand girls are faced with today. Who probably will not get much sleep tonight, just hoping that they will not bleed to death. Or even just hoping not to pee. Imagine the sting of urine in an open meat sore, where their genitals used to be?" Wake up sleeping,selfish ignorant giants time to update the correct statistics ,apologise, or else we will hold you accomplices to this atrocity and blame the death of thousands of girls and women on you!. I KNOW YOU WILL NEVER INVITE ME ON YOUR PANELS OR YOUR FIRST CLASS CONFERENCES AND I DON'T CARE, MY LOYALTY REMAINS TO MY FELLOW SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS.
Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Sunday, September 9, 2012

PERTH MUTILATING COUPLES ARRESTED FOR TRANSPORTING THEIR ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER FOR MUTILATION! Amen:). Story by Amanda Tionisio and Melisa Wamae for Mashua Against FGM Australia chapter Perth.

POLICE have charged a Perth couple with subjecting their baby girl to female mutilation in Bali. Child Abuse Squad detectives have investigated the allegations against the 44-year-old father and 42-year-old mother and charged them under Section 306(4) of the Criminal Code. It will be alleged the couple arranged for female genital mutilation to be performed on their one-year-old daughter and took her overseas for the procedure.(Holiday loop hole) The couple will appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on October 4. Child Protection Minister Robyn McSweeney said: "While I can’t comment specifically on this case, female genital mutilation is an abhorrent practice and one which is illegal in Western Australia. It is mutilation and should be stamped out worldwide''. Way to go Perth thank you may you give the baby girl a home that will accept her as a human being and send a message we will put all the bloody thirsty mutilators in jail! Thank you to Herald sun for publishing the story, My ausie sisters Amanda and Melissa Mashua Against FGM Australian chapter.
Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Police in Kenya rescue five girls FGM Survivors from bleeding to death after they were mutilated,They also arrested the parents and the mutilators! by Ambassador Lucy Mashua

Five teenage girls are admitted at Kyuso District Hospital in Kitui after they were forcefully multilated by their parents. The five, aged between 13 and 18 years, were rescued by Administration Police after they received information about the incident. Mumoni AP commander who ordered the operation to rescue the girls and arrest the perpetrators said two of the girls were found in their homes while three were found hidden in a bush where they had been taken for the mutilation. He said four women were arrested among them a traditional mutilator and the parents of the girls. “When we got the report from the area chief, I immediately dispatched officers who arrested the four women and rescued the girls. Unfortunately the girls had already been mutilated and we rushed them to hospital because they had lost a lot of blood and were walking with difficulty,” said Mohamed. The women are held at Kyuso police station. Female genital mutilation is illegal in the country. Mohamed said the practice is still rampant in the area inhabited by the Tharaka community but warned that stern action will be taken against parents found subjecting their children to the FGM. “We are sending a very strong warning to the community in that area that FGM is outlawed and it will not be tolerated at all. Those who still practice it will face severe punishment as per the law. They should know that such act amounts to abuse of children rights,” he said. It is believed that parents in the area take advantage of the holiday season to subject female children to FGM, majority of whom are married off after the brutal practice.
Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SWEDISH CULTURE MINISTER APOLOGIZES ABOUT THE RACIST FGM CAKE I HAVE THE LETTER ADDRESSED TO ME FROM HER DESK:)

On May 15th My UK sister Helen Marshal and I Lucy Mashua one month exactly after (FGM RACIST CAKE) the public humiliation to FGM survivors and Activists who work night and day to see the end of FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION and total insensitive to the victims who have died as a resutlt of it. We send by post a letter to the Swedish culture minister demanding an apology for her perticipation in the hurtful scenario April 15th
This morning I received this apology letter in my desk from her desk and I am content with the apology and ready to focus on my fight against FGM which is more important, Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn it takes a bigger person to say "AM SORRY" , Apologies accepted.
Dear Ms Lucy. S. Mashua and Ms Helen Marshall, Thank you for your letter to the Minister for Culture regarding the events at the Museum of Modern Art on the 15th of April. It has been delegated upon me to answer. The Minister for Culture sincerely understands your concern in this matter, therefore it is important for her to explain her view on this issue. On the 15th of August of April the Minister for Culture was invited to the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm where the World Art Day took place and the Swedish Artists’ National Organization celebrated its 75th anniversary. The theme for the event was freedom of expression, the struggle against censorship and art´s freedom to challenge and provoke. Amongst other artists Makode Linde was invited to create a work of art in the form of a cake. As the opening speaker, the Minister for Culture was asked to cut a piece of Makode Linde’s creation. The actual purpose of World Art Day was to discuss and highlight the role of art in society. The Swedish national cultural policy assumes that culture shall be an independent force based on the freedom of expression. Art must therefore be allowed room to provoke and pose uncomfortable questions. As the Minister for Culture emphasised in her speech on World Art Day, it is therefore imperative that we defend freedom of expression and freedom of art – even when it causes offence. The Minister for Culture is the first to agree that Makode Linde’s piece is highly provocative since it deliberately reflects a racist stereotype and a deliberately grotesque caricature of genital mutilation. But the actual intent of the piece – and Makode Linde’s artistry – is to challenge the traditional image of racism, abuse and oppression through provocation. While the symbolism in the piece is despicable, it is unfortunate and highly regrettable that the presentation has been interpreted as an expression of racism. The artistic intent was the exact opposite. As Minister for Culture it is Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth’s responsibility to safeguard the conditions for and independence of art and culture. At the same time, it is also her job to uphold the democratic values that counter racism, gender inequality and intolerance. The Minister for Culture chose to open World Art Day to turn the spotlight on art and freedom of expression. The Swedish Artist’s National Organization chose in turn to highlight Makode Linde to bring attention to his anti-racist artistry. Through the ceremony, however, the Minister for Culture became personally involved in Makode Lindes highly provocative form of expression. It is perfectly obvious that her role as minister differs from that of the artist. Provocation cannot or should not be an expression for those who have the trust and responsibility of Government representative. She therefore feels it is her responsibility to clarify that she is sincerely sorry if anyone has misinterpreted her participation. The 18th of April 2012, a written apology was published in a nationwide newspaper as well as on the Swedish Government website. Yours sincerely, Emy Widén Desk Officer Ministry of Culture Emy Widén Departementssekreterare Enheten för konstarterna Kulturdepartementet SE-103 33 Stockholm Besöksadress: Drottninggatan 16 This is very encouraging people let us all move on and fight the real fight against FGM and not one another
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Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What do you stand for? ,Iknow Istand to see the end to see the end of FEMALE GENITITAL MUTILATION and ALL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN! Lucy Mashua

Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Monday, May 28, 2012

FRENCH GOVERNMENT ALL THE BLOOD OF THE YOUNG GIRLS THAT HAVE BEEN MUTILATED IS IN YOUR HANDS YOU HAVE NOT CONVICTED ANY ONE CAUGHT ACTUALLY YOU GIVE THEM A WARNING ISTEAD OF JAILING THE BLOODY MUTILATORS? FRENCH GOVERNMENT YOU SUPPORT FGM? TELL THE WORLD WHY YOU HAVE NOT PROSECUTED ANY! LUCY MASHUA

FRENCH GOVERNMENT ALL THE BLOOD OF THE YOUNG GIRLS THAT HAVE BEEN MUTILATED IS IN YOUR HANDS YOU HAVE NOT CONVICTED ANY ONE CAUGHT ACTUALLY YOU GIVE THEM A WARNING ISTEAD OF JAILING THE BLOODY MUTILATORS? FRENCH GOVERNMENT YOU SUPPORT FGM? Couple who mutilated their four daughters in france to Face French Court ,I blame the French government who even after they caught the couple in 2005 they gave them a warning now the couple mutilated the two more remaining who nearly bled to death!,
A couple of Guinean origin who genitaly butcherd their four daughters under French government watch is to stand trial for female genital mutilation in France on Tuesday. Although they were put under control of court in 2005 when their two elder daughters were found to have undergone female genital mutilation, their two younger daughters were later found to have suffered the same fate. The couple, who came to France in the late 1980s, have been charged with complicity in violence, "having brought about the mutilation of a minor of less than 15 years old". They face up to 15 years in jail. Female genital mutilation, is traditional in about 30 African countries but illegal in France. The couple's two elder daughters were found to have been mutilated after one of them, then aged 14, was admitted to hospital for appendicitis in Nevers, central France. After at first denying any knowledge of genital butchering the father went on to mention a woman who might have practised it, while denying that he knew it was illegal in France and that he had agreed to it taking place. The couple were placed under judicial control, a form of parole. At the time the two younger girls had not been mutilated but they were found to have undergone mutilation in 2009 when hospital staff again notified the authorities after the youngest, then aged seven, was admitted with heavy bleeding from the vagina. Again the parents denied any knowledge and the girls refused to say what had happened. Their defence will "explain the reason why and the cultural context", rather than denying that the incident took place, their lawyer Guillaume Valat told the AFP news agency. "This case is a first in so far as the parents were warned in 2005 but did it again," lawyer Linda Weil-Curiel, acting for the Committee for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation, said. About 40 vaginal mutilation cases have been taken to court in France AND NOT A SINGLE MUTILATOR HAVE BEEN CONVICTED, Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Letter we send to the Swedish culture minister, since there has not been formal or informal apology to FGM survivors and activists working day and night to end FGM by the way which is not a laughing matter.

We send by post and emailed this well put and respectful letter even though we are angry. all we ask for is an apology. the letter reads as follows.
14/05/2012. Dear Minister for Culture and Sports, This letter is written on behalf of everyone who has either died, survived or is advocating an end to the harmful cultural practice of female genital mutilation. Before writing this letter, an honest attempt has been made to unravel the exact events of what actually happened and why at the Moderna Museet; concerning the Swedish Artists organisation cultural event that took place recently. In the research undertaken for the writing of this letter, it is of the understanding that you are a supposed supporter of anti-FGM campaigns and that Sweden takes a serious stance against this extreme gender –based violence. This cultural practice is based on historical traditions, but today it is widely recognised as being very harmful and causing deaths amongst girls and women. In fact, to date, it is not completely known how many women and girls have actually died, given that the number of deaths are under reported and in rural Africa true figures are not known. What we do know is that injury and complications are serious and a life-time of health complications results from this practice. These facts you will be well acquainted with, given your interest in the subject. So, it is with astonishment that you took part in this dreadful and de-based spectacle. In your defence, journalists have argued that you walked into something which you were unaware the full ramifications of. That once in the room, you had to go along with it. This is no defence. You must have known how much insult you would cause and what a media disaster this would be for you and the party you represent. You should have known exactly what you were attending and what you would be expected to do. There is no reason that can be seen, as to how this was ever going to ever help the anti-FGM cause and make a point of its abhorrence. It was a theatrical spectacle where the whole issue was made into a joke, something to be laughed at. This may very well have been the last thing you wanted, but this is the result. And the result is upsetting to those directly affected. Therefore, this letter is asking for a full public apology not only from you but from the artist Makode Linde for the extremely misguided actions and the subsequent hurt and humiliation you have caused to its victims. We do hope you have the compassion, the moral fibre and the dignity to respond in a positive way to this request. To date, we know of no written or verbal apology. Thank you for your attention in this matter. Yours sincerely, FGM survivor FGM survivor Lucy. S. Mashua. President of Mashua Voice for the Voiceless, International.Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights.Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Leading in lobbying for HR 2221: The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. http://twitter.com/Mashua http://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415 Contact: HYPERLINK "mailto:Mashuavoiceforthevoiceless@gmail.com" Mashuavoiceforthevoiceless@gmail.com Helen Marshall, Norfolk UK. Activist against FGM. Supporter of the African NGO Tareto Maa, Kilgoris, Kenya, refuge for girls fleeing FGM and early enforced marriage Contact HYPERLINK "mailto:leilaexpressions@gmail.com" leilaexpressions@gmail.com (This letter is a follow up from an e-mail sent by Lucy. S. Mashua and we hope you have received and read one of these communications. Thank you.)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

FGM RACIST CAKE.ALL SURVIVORS OF FGM WANT IS A TRUE APOLGY ,THAT IS ALL WE ASK.SIGN OUR PETITION AT CHANGE.ORG IN SOLIDARITY.

Dear Minister for Swedish Culture, This letter is written on behalf of everyone who has either died, survived or is advocating an end to the harmful cultural practice of female genital mutilation. Before writing this letter, a honest attempt has been made to unravel the exact events of what actually happened and why at the Moderna Museet concerning the Swedish Artists organisation cultural event that took place within this last week. In the research undertaken for the writing of this letter, it is of the understanding that you are a supposed supporter of anti-FGM campaigns and that Sweden takes a serious stance against this extreme gender –based violence. This subject based on long cultural traditions but is widely recognised as being very harmful and causing deaths to many girls and women. In fact, to date, it is not completely known how many women and girls have actually died, given that deaths are under reported and in rural Africa true figures are not known. What we do know is that injury and complications are serious and a life-time of health complications results. Facts that you should be well aware of given your interest in the subject. So, it is with astonishment that you took part in this dreadful and de-based spectacle. In your defence, journalists have argued that you walked into something in which you were unaware the full ramifications of. That once in the room, you had to go along with it. This is no defence. You must have known how much insult you would cause and what a media disaster this would be for you and the party you represent. You should have known exactly what you were attending and what you would be expected to do. There is no reason that can be seen as to how this was ever going to ever help the anti-FGM cause and make a point of its abhorrence. It was a theatrical spectacle where the whole issue was made into a joke, something to be laughed at. This may very well had been the last thing you wanted but this is the result. And the result is mortifying to those directly affected. Therefore, this letter is asking for a full public apology not only from yourself but from the artist Makode Linde for the extremely misguided actions and the subsequent hurt and potential humiliation you have caused to its victims. We do hope you have the comparison, the moral fibre and the dignity to reply, Yours sincerely, Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415 AND Helen Marshall, Norfolk UK. Activist against FGM and supporter of the African NGO Tareto Maa, Kilgoris, Kenya, refuge for girls fleeing FGM and early enforced marriage.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

FGM RACIST painful cake VIDEO that made some ignorant racist Swedish people led by the most dumb Swedish culture minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth laugh!! The body screams every time someone mutilate the female genitals.by Lucy Mashua



Apologize to African FGM survivors and agree that you are ignorant woman who have no idea how it feels to be chopped off your clitoris! minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, I FIND YOU REALLY DUMB, DISGUSTING, SELFISH SPECIES AND THE MANY FOOLS WHO LAUGHED WITH YOU AS A BLACK WOMAN CRIES FOR HELP AND INSTEAD YOU MUTILATE HER CLITORIS THEN FEED IT TO HER!! DISGUSTING OF YOU. DO YOU KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO BE MUTILATED? I MEAN YOUR CLITORIS MUTILATED!! OOH YOU ARE DUMB AND VERY STUPID IF YOU REALLY FIND IT FUNNY!!
Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of art is NOT the same thing as freedom to humiliate, ridicule, or belittle. No matter what the intentions were, no doubt good ones at first glance, the execution and results lack in respect, empathy, and understanding.
There is no good that comes from other people carving up Black women’s bodies. None. Not ever. And I don’t understand how anyone could think they have a right to make this call. It’s not your body and personhood on the line here.
Nobody gets to use our bodies to prove a point we already knew.
This is wrong, Dead arse wrong. Is it ok for anyone to use a Black woman’s body? It proves exactly how racist everyone who participated in it and everyone who sees it is ok!!

Ambassador Lucy Mashua Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shame on you Swedish hateful, racist minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth,I find you , DUMB, HEARTLESS,IDIOTIC AND PLAIN HATEFUL! MUTILATING OFF A BLACK WOMAN'S CLITORIS THEN FEEDING IT TO HER IT'S INHUMAN AND A PURE CRIME!! By Lucy Mashua


The exclusively white audience cheered as the minister laughingly cut the cake around the "clitoris", and fed it to the artist.
Most people would consider female genital mutilation (FGM) to be a deeply harrowing issue, and that its victims should be treated with respect and sensitivity. In Sweden, though, it seems it's a laughing matter, and that racial slurs can be thrown in too.

Sweden's culture minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth celebrated the country's World Art Day by visiting an art installation created to highlight the FGM issue. But, shockingly the artist chose to do this by means of a cake depicting a stereotypical black woman connected to the artist's grotesquely blacked-up face. The exclusively white audience cheered as the minister laughingly cut the cake around the "clitoris", and fed it to the artist.

It is difficult to see how women who are victims of FGM, or black people for that matter, can benefit from this contribution to the degradation and humiliation of black women.

In her attempt to justify her participation in the event, Adelsohn Liljeroth said that art was meant to be provocative, and that the pictures of the event are misunderstood. This reveals her careless attitude towards this racist incident, but it is also a familiar manifestation of Swedish politics and how it views black people.

Clearly, Adelsohn Liljeroth participated and encouraged a crude racist act in her capacity as a government representative. What makes matters worse is that she subsequently expressed no regret, instead choosing to question the intelligence of all those who criticise her. If a top politician can resign for such things as buying nappies with government credit cards, as happened recently, then it goes without saying that Adelsohn Liljeroth must take responsibility for what happened and resign.

But more than that, why is it that Stockholm's Museum of Modern Art, a major state institution, organised a spectacle like this? This can only be understood by looking at the country as a whole. Racism and racist depictions against black people are common in Sweden.

Apologize to African FGM survivors and agree that you are ignorant woman who have no idea how it feels to be chopped off your clitoris!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stop spreading propaganda about FGM,Ambassador Lucy Mashua

I really hate propaganda driven fame hungry organizations who spread lies and their word are taken to be true just because they are Westerners !! Spreading lies about eliminating FGM in certain parts of Africa where even the tribes in question don't practice FGM !! . On the other hand girls and women continue to perish every freaking day and it's under reported because the so called "African saviors" are not in the most affected areas!! I get so mad when I see people getting funds for nothing while those working night and day the unsung heroes on the ground gets nothing !! I don't know what it would take Westerners or developed countries to trust few African women and men really working day and night to end atrocities and impunity in Africa. It is sad that Africans have to kiss Westerners rear end to get things done!! Well this African woma

n will not do that!! I will continue doing what I have been doing for the last 12 years my loyalty remains to my fellow survivors and victims and for the very few who walks a mile in our shoes!!
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Saturday, March 31, 2012

It is a shame that Liberia journalist is in hiding after genital mutilation exposé Published story on secret society's initiation rituals puts Liberian journalist in trouble,Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf please fight FGM like a human rights violation and not as a tradition or culture that is the only way to break the taboo!!. I believe in you.Amb by Lucy Mashua

Liberian journalist says she has been forced into hiding after lifting the lid on initiation rituals, including genital mutilation, by a secretive women's society.
Mae Azango, a reporter with Liberian daily Front Page Africa, published a story on March 8 in which a woman recounted how when she was a child she was held down and had part of her genitalia sliced off by members of the Sande Society.
The society is an initiation school where women and girls are sent to be mutilated and groomed to be prepared for marriage, as culture and tradition demand in the west African state, Azango wrote.
Azango's story was illustrated with pictures of initiated teenage girls emerging from the bush.
International media organisations and NGOs have called on government to step in, a difficult task for the regime as courts have no say in the matter. "The court cannot do anything in this case. It is part of the customary law so it is beyond the control of the judiciary," said Liberian lawyer Emmanuel Capeheart. "It is the law of the traditional people. Once you have violated it they can deal with you and the law cannot help you. If these women get Mae, they can carry her to the bush and she will stay there the longest, no one can go there to help."
The powerful secret societies, called Poro for men and Sande for women, are spread throughout west Africa. "Poro and Sande are responsible for supervising and regulating the sexual, social, and political conduct of all members of the wider society," according to the book Anthropology: What Does It Mean To Be Human by Robert Lavenda and Emily Schultz.
In a chapter on west African secret societies they say top members "impersonate important supernatural figures by donning masks and performing in public".
Girls taking part are bound to secrecy about what takes place during the initiation, making speaking about the societies extremely difficult. The woman in Azango's article, now aged 47, was forced to undergo initiation at 13 because of a crime committed by her mother in 1976.
Azango reported that 10 of Liberia's 16 tribes practice female Genital mutilation. "In Liberia, the female genital mutilation (FGM) is rampant and at the same time an open secret," said sociologist Emmanuel Ralph.
"Almost all the tribes in Liberia are involved in this practice. I know that this could be somehow strange to the western world but this is part of the African tradition. The government is afraid of touching the interest of traditionalists."
Information Minister Lewis Brown told AFP that the government had launched an investigation. "The government's attention has been seriously drawn to the report of threat against Miss Mae Azango... the director of police has been instructed to protect the journalist who is daily in contact with the police."
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is facing pressure on taboo issues such as female genital mutilation and homosexuality - especially after winning the Nobel Peace Prize last year. "We find it troubling that Liberia, boasting Africa's first female head, remains muted on the issue engulfed in controversy," Azango's newspaper Front Page Africa said in an editorial.
"We hope that the debate emerging out of reporter Azango's report will push government and society as a whole to educate the uninformed public about the dangers and risks involved."

My take on this that the only way we can overcome crimes against humanity especially on women commited in the name of "RELIGION, CULTURE,TRADITION " is to fight FGM and other atrocities as HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION!! I love my people, my heritage as an African woman, I am grateful for our rich healthy and moral culture and will never fight that all I do as the voice for the voiceless is fight against HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF WOMEN, like FGM and VAW (violence against women)because it is a crime regardless of who is commiting it!!! I DON'T FIGHT MY PEOPLE, CULTURE OR TRADITION I ADORE MY HERITAGE I SIMPLY FIGHT AGAINST CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!!, I understand the position President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in and am willing to help our first woman elected president and last year nobel prize winner to fight FGM as a human rights violation and educate our uneducated about human rights and complications that are permanently bestowed in someones life:(, and not as culture or tradition that is the only way we can win this.Do not be quick to judge President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf silence on this issue because as I say our people have two sides which they potray to foreigners and the reality of their day to day life, ONLY AFRICANS CAN REALLY IDENTIFY WITH WHAT AM SAYING.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Men who married or marrying unmutilated women now they are given a choice to live with a woman who never went through FGM or to lose their inheritance, They chose to force their wives to undergo FGM,

Married women who escaped female genital mutilation (FGM) are being threatened to undergo FGM a report in Kenya has stated.

The report also revealed change of season for practicing FGM from December to August to avoid media spotlight and scrutiny from Government agencies and activists.

"Those who evaded FGM are now being forced to undergo the cultural practice or their husbands be denied land inheritance," said Women Rights Institute for Peace (Wrip) Executive Director Mariam Suleiman while releasing the report.

This was after Wrip undertook project activities geared towards preventing attempts to subject girls to FGM in November and December in Baringo County.

Suleiman said husbands force their wives to undergo FGM to avoid missing out on family inheritance.

Some chiefs and their assistants from the areas were accused of shielding FGM perpetrators from prosecution.

Mutilation period

"In East Pokot District the community in collusion with the Provincial Administration has changed the mutilation period from December to August to avoid the public, Government and media focus that comes at the end of the year," Wrip Executive Director stated.

She added that those who escaped the practice mid year or underwent alternative rite of passage are forced by their relatives to undergo the FGM in December.

The report showed that only 99 girls underwent FGM in the months of November and December while 125 escaped and sought refuge in churches and at homes of relatives who are against the vice.

Suleiman further stated that lack of awareness of constitutional rights has made some girls not to seek legal action against perpetrators of the vice for fear of reprisals from their parents.

"There is need to educate them on laws, the court processes and the outcome especially on the fact that moving to court will not have their parents arrested," she said.

The Wrip boss urged anti-FGM stakeholders to let the campaigns be a continuous process to end the vice.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ACTIVISITS OR ANY OPPOSING AND JOURNALISTS REPORTING ABOUT FGM IN AFRICA LIVES IN FEAR EVERYDAY AND DEATH THREATS, AFRICA PEOPLE ARE TWO FACED THEY LIE TO WESTNERS (DONARS) WHILE THEY STILL MUTILATE AND TORTURE AFRICAN WOMEN!! ACTIVISTS DISAPPEAR FREQUENTLY IN AFRICA AND NO ONE REPORTS ON THAT!

Tribal leaders in Liberia in Western Africa have threatened a local journalist with female genital mutilation (FGM) after she published an investigative work that revealed some two out of three girls in the country are victims of the mutilating practice.

Mae Azango, a reporter for the daily FrontPage Africa and the news website New Narratives, told the international press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that she has gone into hiding after receiving several threats for an article she published on Thursday about Liberian tribes practicing female genital mutilation on as many as two out of every three girls in the country.

“They left messages and told people to tell me that they will catch me and mutilate me so that will make me shut up,” Azango said. “I have not been sleeping in my house.”

Wade Williams, the editor of FrontPage Africa, said that several people around town had confronted her over the article, which was widely discussed on radio programs. Williams also said that the newspaper and its personnel were receiving threatening phone calls.

“They said that for us putting our mouth into their business, we are to blame for whatever happens to us,” she said.

Azango told CPJ that she had notified police and was waiting for an investigation to begin.Liberia’s deputy police director, Al Karley, told CPJ that the investigators would look into the threats.

“Liberian police must immediately investigate these threats and ensure the safety of Mae Azango and other FrontPage Africa staff,” said CPJ Africa Advocacy Coordinator Mohamed Keita.

“The people behind these threats seem to be secure that they can act with impunity. Authorities must send a clear message that threats of violence are crimes, and that they will uphold the law.”

Azango won a grant from the US-based Pulitzer Center in November for reporting on reproductive issues, FrontPage Africa reported.

Reporters across West Africa told Bikyamasr.com said that women’s issues and investigative reports on tribal practices can find the reporter facing a backlash.

In Nigeria, reporter Mary, who has since left the profession and uses a pseudonym, said that when she first began reporting on the role of faith and reproduction in rural areas, “I faced violent attacks, even had my sister beaten because of what I was writing and researching.”

She added that for those like Azango, “it is something that they will continue, or in my case, move into a field where we still write and report, but through an organization that can protect us. As individual reporters we struggle in Africa, especially us women, to be safe.”

Personally Activists that are on the ground have reached to me telling me how they have been threatened even by some government officials!! She is one of the most active foot soldier on the ground she is in hiding as we speak. so people who reallt don't know our people (AFRICANS) do not paint a different picture outside because you are being lied to, our people are two faced especially when they can smell money they will tell you anything you want to here and even praise you for nothing!!. but when you leave they are back to their old ways.

Ambassador Lucy MashuaAssisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rightsGlobal Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGMLobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,http://twitter.com/Mashuahttp://mashuavoiceforthevoiceless.blogspot.com/http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mashua-Against-FGM/225406701415

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Thank you Secretary Clinton for inviting to Washington DC FGM EVENT tomorrow FEB 16 panel discussion commemorating the Ninth Anniversary for the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation .


It suddens me that all of secretary invitation to a great event with panel and her staffs were going to my SPAM:((I still dont know how, so I did not see them until this morning when I was going through my SPAM person but the thought of secretary herself TAKING FGM SERIOUS it is huge and my efforts are not in vain, Thank you secretary you rock my world and the office of my friend and great lady Ambassador Vaveer.

Here is how the office of Ambassador Vaveer great ladies whom I work closely with wrote ,
"I hope you received an invitation from the Secretary of State on the event we are holding here at the State Department this Thursday, Feb 16, to commemorate Zero Tolerance Day for FGM. You have helped inspire this event and we very much hope you can make it. Secretary Clinton herself will be speaking,"

Here is from the protocal department
"Please find attached an invitation from The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, for a panel discussion commemorating the Ninth Anniversary for the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on Thursday, February 16th. The details for this event are also listed below:"

I AM HONORED AND HUMBLED FOR THIS, I AM ASKING YOU IF YOU GET A CHANCE TOMORROW AT 1PM I WILL POST A LINK WHERE YOU CAN WATCH LIVE THE EVENT AND SHARE YOUR VIEWS LET US SUPPORT SECRETARY CLINTON EFFORTS TO BRING FGM TO THE SPOT LIGHT. I WILL BE WRITING MY FEEDBACKS TO THE SECRETARY AFTER THE EVENT, HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LIVE BROADCAST http://blogs.state.gov/

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

STOP LYING ABOUT FGM IN AFRICA TO MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD PATHETIC LIARS!!! YOU DISGUST ME FOR LYING AT AN EXPENCE OF PAIN AND SUFFERING OF MY PEOPLE,YOU TOOK EVERYTHING GOOD FROM US NOW YOU ARE LYING ABOUT OUR PAIN?


Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM) in East Africa is more severe than ever!! As now they are doing it at night and crossing the borders to mutilate young girls, we even saw in December a whole armed villagers stormed a police station in Kenya we also saw hundreds of girls were mutilated overnight!! And recent documentary with real people and real torture aired in Kenya and I shared on our blog 3 million are at risk of being mutilated yearly and at-least 2 million are mutilated so sad, 80% of girls in Kenya live in fear:;(. And now some organization is claiming Kenya tops in abandoning FGM? Pathetic liars !! Whose side are you on? The girls living with fistula and legs tied for 45 days or the good for nothing reputation of yours at the expense of humiliated females?! I tell you please go ahead and lie about other parts of Africa or the world but don't dare lie about East Africa especially my homeland Kenya!! Because I will embarrass you every time you lie to the world !! Girls are in pain daily and women dying daily and you have no idea except mocking our pain!! I have watched you parasites make billions in the name of" helping Africa", war in Dafur, genocide in Rwanda, Hunger in the horns of Africa, war and rape crisis in Congo, ethnic cleansing in Kenya, Albino killing in Tanzania, War in Somalia and eritrea , but bloody suckers I will not let you make a cent on FGM it is just too personal!!! Yes I know we black people hurt each other kill each other it's stupid I know !!! But who do you think you are taking advantage of the voiceless, hopeless and defenseless?. I am a voice for the voiceless and cannot be bought I made a vow and I honor my vows!!!


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MUTILATORS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY MUTILATE YOUNG GIRLS IN KENYA FEB 6TH 2012 AND THE SURVIVORS SPEAKS AND VICTIMS LIE DOWN IN PAIN:(, IT IS PAINFUL AND THE PICTURES AND WORDS ARE SO HORRIFYING PLEASE KNOW THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING EVERYDAY..

PART 1, THE HORROR OF FGM THAT THOUSANDS OF GIRLS UNDERGO FGM EVERYDAY,


PART 2,

IT CONSITS OF REMOVING EVERYTHING EVEN UNDERGOING FGM TWICE:((, WHERE FIRST BABIES DIE DUTING BIRTH AFTER LOTS OF STRESS AND NO WAY TO COME OUT OF THE STICHED UP TOGETHER VAGINA.

PART 3,

THIS IS THE TRUTH THAT MY PEOPLE ARE STILL IN DENIAL AND BLINDED THAT THE ONLY WAY TO CONTROL WOMEN IS BY MUTILATING THEM AND MAKE SURE THAT ONLY MEN ARE SATISFIED. WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE. LET US WORK ON THE GROUND AND AN INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY CAN SAVE GIRLS AND WOMEN THAT ARE TERRORIZED,
PLEASE SHARE THIS BLOG TO THOSE WHO CAN FACE THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS WORST CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY!!
I VOW THAT MASHUA VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS A NON PROFIT NOW WE WILL WORK RIGHT ON THE GROUND AND SAVE MANY GIRLS, GIVE THEM MEDICAL ATTENTION, PREVENT THE KILLING OF THE FIRST BORNS, TAKE GIRLS TO SCHOOL AND MAKE SURE THAT NO CULTURE OR RELIGION IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

GLOBAL ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.2012

TODAY MARKS 13 YEARS SINCE I BEGAN OFFICIAL MY ACTIVISIM AT THE AGE OF 20, THANK YOU TO VOICE OF AMERICA FOR GIVING ME A VOICE AS AN INTERNATIONAL RADIO BROADCASTER ,THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEDIA HOUSES IN EAST AFRICA KENYA ,UGANDA AND TANZANIA THAT GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY THROUGH RADIO AND T.V ,KBC T.V AND RADIO,METRO FM,NATION T.V,CITIZEN RADIO, D.T.V TO REPORT ON ISSUES REGARDING HUMAN RIGHTS ESPECIALLY WOMEN RIGHTS MY REGARDS TO WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN EAST AFRICA , THANK YOU TO UNEP FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAD RAINWATER PARTNERSHIP IN SOMALI A POSITION I VOLUNTEERED TO HELP WOMEN IN SOMALIA TO DO CULTIVATION SAME YEAR WE HEAD THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN BAIDOA,TAKE A MINUTE OF SILENCE HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED ,THOSE SUFFERING NOW AND THEN A BIG SHOUT TO GLOBAL ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FGM FEB 6TH 2012!! AMBASSADOR MASHUA
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Sunday, February 5, 2012

OFFICIAL MESSAGE FEB 6TH 2012 GLOBAL ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FGM.


GLOBAL ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, FEBRUARY 6TH 2012.
IT IS TIME TO MOVE FROM TALKS TO ACTIONS!! LAWS TO BE IMPLEMENTED ,FOLLOWED THROUGH AND LESS TALKS AND CONFERENCES THAT WASTE TIME AND MONEY. BY LUCY MASHUA

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A MOTHER BELIEVED MUTILATING HER 1 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WOULD HELP CURE STOMACH INFECTION!!!:(((.

Me and my daughter.
TANZANIA EAST AFRICA-A one- year child (name withheld) in Hai district, Kilimanjaro region is undergoing specialised medical treatment at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) due to over bleeding caused by mutilation atrocity.
The girl was mutilated secretly in Ormolili village in the district recently,

It was discovered that the child was mutilated by her own mother. The child’s grandmother, identified as Rehema and the mother are being held by police.
The child's mother, Magdalena Julius (19), said her child was suffering from stomach infections, as a result she couldn’t learn how to walk even after attaining the age of 12 twelve months.
She said some neighbours advised her to take the baby to a traditional healer. “I sent my child to her grandmother, who claimed in order for the child to be healed, she must undergo mutilation,” she said.
However, the grandmother of the child, Rehema Taraa, said she didn’t know anything about the alleged mutilation. “Soon after my daughter in law came back, I saw my grandchild so weary and stained. I decided to take her to Hai District Hospital, and then she was referred to Mawenzi Hospital,” she said.
one of the foot soldier said-" we have a great challenge because nowadays mutilation is done secretly while babies are just months old."
Kilimanjaro regional police commander Absalom Mwakyoma confirmed occurrence of the incident, saying police were still investigating the matter.I wonder how long the investigation will take while the baby girl fights for her life, just because she was born a FEMALE:(((.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

HEROIC 368 GIRLS RISK IT ALL TO SAVE ONE OF THEIR OWN WHO WAS MUTILATED AND THEN MARRIED OFF, TAKE A LOOK SEE THE HEROIC LEADER AND THE EMBARRASED MOTHER!!

More than 368 girls of a primary school in Narok South district yesterday stormed their colleague’s home after they learnt that she had been married off to a middle-aged man. The pupils of Aitong primary school, led by their headgirl Gladys Sairowua, forced the mother of the 14-year-old standard seven pupil to put on her daughter's school uniform and go to class.

The pupils were protesting the decision by the mother to marry off Sermetei Kipeen. The pupil's father was allegedly not aware or involved in the marriage negotiations. “We were very angry when we heard that our colleague has been married off. That is why we went for her mother. We wanted her to remain in school until she realises that she has to let her daughter continue with her education,” Sairowua said.

Sairowua said she and her fellow pupils decided to take the action to set example toother parents in the area who do not take the girl child education seriously. “She was a bright pupil and forcing her for early marriageis going to render her education useless,” she said. The headteacher John Sengeny said Sermetei disappeared from school last Tuesday for unknown reasons. He said when they followed up the matter at her home, they realised that marriage negotiations had already started and the girl had been taken into hiding across the border to Tanzania.

He said the girls had, together with education stakeholders, resolved to keep monitoring each other until they all complete primary school. "They have resolved to apply the same method to protect any girl who drops out of school due to early marriage or FGM," said Sengeny. The area education officer Ambolwa Obiri said there was a growing trend in the area where women organised for their daughters' early marriages without involving their husbands. “They organise for their daughters to become pregnant with the man oftheir choice that eventually leads to marriage,” said Obiri. Obiri said many people willing to sponsor the girls in school had been put off by the high dropout rate.
DARING: Aitong primary school headgirl Gladys Sairowua (L) speaks to the press at the school yesterday.
The mother of Sermetei Kipeen (C) with class teacher Julius Ngerechi in class at the school.

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Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

FGM IS 100% AFRICAN LEADING DISATER WITH HALF OF THE CONTINENT PERFORMING THIS ATROCITY!! NOW CONTROVERSIAL ATTENTION SEEKERS EUROPEAN ORGANIZATIONS WANT TO BE IN THE LIMELIGHT UNDERPLAYING AFRICA AGAIN BY CLAIMING FGM IS NOT AN AFRICAN PROBLEM! SHAME BIG SHAME.

Yes it's a 101% to admit that Africa is the leading region with FGM being performed 98% in over 27 countries!, FGM is a huge problem in Africa so for those trying to down play Africa again and claiming FGM is not African problem take your propaganda somewhere else!!! Unless you have walked a mile in our shoes only then we can reason together in your findings!!, Shame on those European organizations trying to undermine the atrocity of FGM in Africa while this plague started as a sexual enslavement punishment in Egypt the days of Pharaoh and as a result hundreds bleed to death everyday, and over 8000 are mutilated everyday and at least 3 million every year:(, and hundreds of thousands of mortality rate:( in Africa alone!!. And you dare say it's not an African problem? Shame on you!! Why do people who have never lived it or know how it hurts like using the suffering of others to gain attention? are you control manupulating freaks?!
Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hypocritical outdated findings by so called "experts" on psychological disoders associated with FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION! FGM VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TRAUMATIZED!YOU DARE MOCK US?


I find it hypocritical that so called "experts" have now discovered FGM causes psychological trauma or mental disorder, and they just found out by studying Iraq's women. Hey I have been saying this for over a decade that FGM causes high level of psychological trauma associated with PTSD!! African women survivors of FGM they deal with PTSD too and this causes lots of suicide , psychiatric disorders, mental illnesses, I work with African refugees everyday and in every state we have records of at-least 10 women every month admitted with PTSD related complexes ! Africa is the highest leading with mortality rate over 500,000 women die every year giving birth:((!! Majority of them suffer PTSD and are Fgm victims:((!! . So to the so called experts your findings are outdated, wasting precious money and time trying to add water with a cup in the ocean!!, it's simple common sense e.g "if a young girl was held down and then her genitals mutilated then left in a dark hut for weeks , unable to urinate with infection, tell me will her life be ever the same again? Will she be able to recover psychologically again? Will she be traumatized for the rest of her life? "experts" go do some research on that and surprise me!!
Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mutilating parents and tradition mutilators from Kenya take hundreds of girl across the boarder in Tanzania to terrorize their genitals!!!

Kenyan parents determined to mutilate their daughters, despite the outlawing of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), are taking them across the border to Tanzania,
Traditional mutilators from Kenya’s Kuria community crossed into Tanzania to mutilate a number of girls aged between seven and 15 during last month’s mutilation season, the report said.

FGM is prohibited in Tanzania but the law is not effectively enforced.

“Nobody will marry my daughter in the community if she is not mutilated,” one father, Wario Chacha, said in the report.

“I do not want my family to be a laughing stock. My girl will have to be mutilated no matter how long it takes.”

His 10-year-old daughter was one of 400 girls taken by local non-governmental organisations to rescue centres to protect them from being mutilated.

One in three Kenyan women is mutilated, despite the practice being criminalised in the 2001 Children’s Act.

In September 2011, Kenya passed the FGM Act into law providing for up to seven years in jail for anyone who commits FGM.

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Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Junior take on our silence to the evil around us like FGM.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

PERFECT NOW WE REWARD PERPETRATORS AND FORGET THE VICTIMS!!!!!!

A Mutilator in West Pokot county was yesterday given a Sh40,000 cow for quitting the exercise. Cheposonjo Lokai Tarau who used to practice Female Genital Mutilation abandoned the job two years ago after being arrested several times. “l decided to leave the job two years ago since the money never assisted me at all,” she said. Speaking during the rewarding ceremony in Makutano, the Executive Director of Setat, Lillian Plapan appealed to the community to shun the practice saying it hinders girls from accessing quality education.

Seriously? are you kidding me? how about taking her bloody buttocks to jail? what do the girls and woman who have suffered in her arms get?,fistula repair?,reconstructive surgery? ooh am sorry victims and survivors are not to be rewarded only the bloody mutilators ,!!! this sucks!!
How can you justify that you made a living out of mutilating female genitals and killing them? and then you get a reward? for real?. sick psycotics!!! So after they commit the most horrific unforgivable crimes we reward them?.



Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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http://mashuavoiceforthevo​iceless.blogspot.com/
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A 65 years old mutilator and a government official in Kenya on the run after mutilating 10 girls as young as 7 years old:((.

, After mutilation you become a wife:(!! (sexual slavery).

Police have launched a manhunt for a chief and an elderly woman in Tana River County who subjected 10 underage girls to Female Genital Mutilation late last year.

The Kalakacha location chief is said to have allowed the girls, who included his seven-year-old daughter, to be subjected to the outlawed rite.

The chief ran away after he discovered that police were looking for him.

The woman being sought by police is aged 65 and is suspected to have conducted the rite.

Tana River DO George Kamweru said it was unfortunate that the incident took place under the supervision of the local chief who was expected to protect the children.
On Wednesday, a group of women raided the home of the chief and found ten girls recuperating lying in a Manyatta.

This government official should be fired locked up and the 65 years old mutilator should be jailed with no mercy!!
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Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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http://mashuavoiceforthevo​iceless.blogspot.com/
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Though only one community practices FGM unlike her Neighbour Kenya, Uganda Declares War Against Female Genital Mutilation


In Africa, many repugnant cultures are still obtaining. A case in point is the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which many women in Uganda are beginning to treat as an affront on their dignity and Human rights. The good news for the Ugandan women is that this practice only affects one ethnic group, the Sabiny who live in the present day Sebei districts of eastern Uganda.

Civil Society organizations and women Activists in Uganda have over the years launched a spirited fight against FGM and a lot of resources have been used as incentives to make the local population shun FGM and success was being scored in this fight. FGM in these areas of Eastern Uganda is carried out as a ritual to initiate young girls into womanhood. It involves the cruel procedure of mutilating the genitals of young girls of 10 years and above, where the clitoris and vital parts of the vaginal opening are literally mutilated with sharp knives as the affected girls are cheered on by their mothers and fathers. This is followed up by some primitive sewing up of whatever has been left of the mutilation.

Effects of FGM on young Girls

Some of the girls bleed to death while others get permanent complications which later affect their child birth, putting not only their unborn babies at risk, but also themselves. This practice has made FGM a serious social and health problem for the Ugandan Sabiny.


The other serious social and health problem of FGM among the Sabiny is that the mutilations leave the women deprived of the sexual pleasures. Sex becomes purely a reproductive gesture completely devoid of pleasure. The irony of it all is that many Sabiny men have started marrying women from other ethnic backgrounds where FGM is not practiced just because they think; their women are not sexy enough.


Many of the young girls have also been infected during the act of FGM itself because most of the knives used for circumcision are generally reused on many other individuals without sterilization. The local FGM surgeons are mainly illiterate old women who know very little about how HIV spreads.
In December 2009, following the persistent demand by women activists supported by Civil Society Organizations working among the Sabiny, a bill was passed in the Ugandan parliament prohibiting the practice of FGM in Uganda. According to this bill, any person convicted for involvement in FGM acts will be jailed for up to 10 years. Where a FGM procedure results into death of the victim, the person involved would be jailed for life. The Bill also criminalizes parents who consent to FGM to be performed on their daughters.

Many parents consent to FGM because girls who have been mutilated attract a higher bride prize, so parents are lured by the expectation of bride wealth out of their young girls. Ugandans have warmly received the clump down on FGM. We hope other parts of the world join us in this repugnant cultural practice.

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Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
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http://mashuavoiceforthevo​iceless.blogspot.com/
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A 10 year old girl in Kenya needs a international out cry , as she was mutilated and dragged ,she tried to run away but she is still lives in the same home where she was violated, she hopes she will continue with her education.

One girl's attempt to escape the knife proved futile after the grandmother hired young men, who dragged her to the circumciser. Here now is the story of her heart-wrenching ordeal.

I would like to know what the government of Kenya doing to get justice for this girl, Her grandmother , the mutilator and the young men who dragged this girl on the ground should be in Jail as we speak!!, This young baby girl needs medical attention ASAP!! She should not be married off to those rapists perverts sycopaths from hell!!She is begging the government atleast to let her continue with her education, she is so sad traumatized and scared, why would she be living in the same house with those heartless humans? ,My loyalty remains to the voiceless my heart bleeds, it is sad to listen this baby talk:(. I told you am tired with lips service and decorations of crapy laws that are never implemeted but are use to manipulate Donars to get more aid, Shame on you for deriving attention,fame and recognition through the pain and suffering of young girls and women!! how do you sleep at night? Pathetic!

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Ambassador Lucy Mashua
Assisting and advocating for U.S. refugees and women’s rights
Global Ambassador for Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Leading the Worldwide Campaign Against FGM
Lobbying for HR 2221:The Girl's Protection Act sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley and Rep. Mary Bono Mack. and S 1919 introduced by Senator Harry Reid,
http://twitter.com/Mashua
http://mashuavoiceforthevo​iceless.blogspot.com/
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