Traditional Bavarian Dress for Girls

This past week, I had the opportunity to spend some time traveling in Germany, a country I had not previously visited. Luckily, I also happened to visit the beautiful city of Munich during the Germany vs Brazil World Cup Semi-Final game. Soccer, known as football in...

Female Genital Mutilation: hidden horror in our UK communities

Female Genital Mutilation Image from Medscope  http://medscope.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/female-genital-mutilation-in-ireland.html According to some traditional beliefs, female circumcision is part of becoming a woman – it reduces a girl’s sexual urges, thus...

Women are key to Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dragon dawned last week. Not only the Chinese community, but many communities throughout the world always anticipate Chinese New Year. On Sunday 29th January, London’s Trafalgar Square filled with people waiting to see the colourful celebratory...

Killing with Dishonor

The phrase ‘honor killing’ seems like an oxymoron in the 21st century. And it is. However, these controversial and tradition-bound honor killings are on the rise, not unreasonable by those who see them as justified. In its most basic definition, an honor...

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