The ‘Honor Diaries’ team is proud to announce the installment of two billboards – one in Boston, and one in Dearborn, Michigan, featuring quotes from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle condemning female genital mutilation (FGM). […]
by Reda al-Danbouki
Translated from the original Arabic
Throughout the world, there are many cultural and familial traditions that, somehow, become holy to a certain faith or religion. After enough time, expressing doubt or objections of the traditions come to be equated with a rejection of the whole religion, with all of its principles and ideas, and even of the god that it worships. One of these traditions is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), so often and erroneously adopted as a religious practice by my fellow Muslims.
We are so gratified by the impact Honor Diaries is making.
We continue to partner with some of the world’s most powerful activists. Men and women of all ages and political and religious affiliations are telling us that our documentary is impacting their thinking – and that they will take part in supporting legislation and efforts which will protect and enrich the lives of those living with the threat of honor violence. […]