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A fatwa was issed against me; they condemned me for normalizing obscenity and indecency among women by persuading them to come out of their homes. … I said, ‘You should also give a fatwa against Hazrat Khadija (the first wife of Prophet Muhammad) because she was also a trader.’ “God has not made us as weak as we have made ourselves.”
A total of 32 journalists from 23 countries from across Asia and Pacific Region have returned to their countries with commitment to increase reports to promote gender equality by 15 per cent towards 2015 and a professional network established after attending a three-day media training workshop in Bangkok, Thailand.
Recalling the landmark UN ban against this harmful practice, UN Women Executive Director commends progress being made by communities and individuals to abandon female circumcision and protect the rights and dignity of girls and women.