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Pointing Fingers in South Sudan

By Shivani Parikh Published September 22, 2016

The human rights violations in South Sudan are widespread and severe. The world deplores the loss of life and the terrible treatment of the people of South Sudan, but there is still so much more to be done to alleviate the pain and suffering of its civilians and their children.


Enough is Enough: 5 Reasons Why FGM Needs to End

By Shivani Parikh Published March 31, 2016

Written by Shivani Parikh, 3/31/2016 Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is defined by the United Nations to be all procedures that involve the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Cultural practices cannot be used as reasons for putting girls and women in life-threatening situations; however, FGM can only be addressed if it is handled in a sensitive and understanding way.