Stories written by Beatrice Paez
Beatrice Paez was a contributor at IPS, where she covered the United Nations beat. She resides in Toronto, Canada.

Congressman Joseph Crowley and Fanta, who escaped FGM with the support of her parents Credit: Beatrice Paez/IPS

U.S. Bill Would Outlaw FGM “Holidays”

The U.S. currently lags behind several Western European countries in closing a legislative loophole banning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) beyond its borders to protect U.S. citizens and residents. But this may soon change.

New Footage Depicts Attack on Mavi Marmara

Blasts from a megaphone accompany the sounding of alarms, a woman's voice repeatedly pleading, "We are civilians, we have no guns...we need help for people...please don't attack."

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