Statement Signatories

Instigators and authors of this Statement on FGM are listed here.  Others offering their support and endorsement via this website (before the formal e-petition was set up) include:

Elfriede Jelinek : Austria : Nobel Laureate in Literature 2004

Morissanda Kouyaté : Guinea : Executive Director, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC)

Chris Fearne : Malta : Chairman, Foreign and European Affairs Committee Parlament ta’ Malta; A/Chairman and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Department of Surgery Mater Dei Hospital

Khady Koita : Senegal & Belgium : President, La PALABRE , Founder, Groupe femmes pour l’Abolition des Mutilations Sexuelles (GAMS) & President, EuroNet-FGM

WADI: The Association for Crisis Assistance and Development Co-operation : Iraqi Kurdistan & Germany

Kaye Beth : USA : Art Director, UnCUT VOICES Press & Associate Producer, ” What to Bring to America” anti-FGM feature film currently in production

Neneh Bojang : Norway & Gambia : Executive Director, Inter-African Committee (ICA) In Norway & President, Musu Kangbeng Kaffo (MKBK)

Ephigenia Gachiri : Kenya: Founder and Director, Termination of FGM Project

Sayydah Garrett  : USA & Kenya : President, Pastoralist Child Foundation, Inc. 

Katharina Kuss : Germany : Section Manager (FGM), Terre des Femmes

Maria Jaschok : UK : Director International Gender Studies Centre (IGS), University of Oxford

Natasha R. Johnson : USA : JD, & Assistant Professor / Program Director, Metropolitan College of New York

Jill Joiner : USA : Volunteer, Mashua Voice for the Voiceless Intl. inc

Tracie Jones : USA : Faculty, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Chris Manes : USA : Professor, Richland College Dallas & Secretary, Mashua Voice for the Voiceless Intl. Inc

Arlene McCarthy : UK , North West Region: Member : European Parliament (MEP, Labour)

Susan McLucas : USA : President, Healthy Tomorrow (our work is in Mali)

Comfort Momoh : UK :  Specialist Midwife (FGM & Public Health), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Ruth Nizzardo : Switzerland : Head of Chapter, Mashua Gegen Genitalverstummelung – Schweiz

Nathan Nkama : USA : Senior Pastor, Zambia and Diaspora Sanctuary Family Church , Dallas

Ayano England Noda : Japan : Head of Chapter, Mashua Against FGM – Japan

Holger Postulart  : Switzerland : Co-Founder & Executive Director, Global Alliance against FGM 

Suzanne Richards : UK : Councillor : Manchester City Council, Longsight Ward (Labour)

Ugo Ruberto : Italy : Sapienza-University of Rome

Gina Rodriguez : USA : Treasurer, Mashua Voice for the Voiceless Intl. inc

Diane Rosenfeld : USA : Lecturer and Director, Harvard Law School Gender Violence Program

Marianne Sarkis : USA : Director, FGM Network

Airyn Sloan : Hong Kong : Airyn Poetry

Dale Smoak : USA : Board member, Healthy Tomorrow ( Massachusetts-based organization supporting Sini Sanuman in Mali)

Anabel Casti Stefano : Italian : Head of Italian Chapter, Mashua Against FGM – Italy

Dawn West : Kenya, South Sudan & USA : Sanctuary Refugee Ministries, Kenya and South Sudan; Volunteer, Mashua Voice for the Voiceless Intl. Inc

Godfrey Williams-Okorodus : Nigeria & Belgium : Artist & advocate, Gallerie Labalaba

Elisabeth Wilson : Switzerland : Co-Founder & Head of Communications and Public Information,  Global Alliance against FGM

Abby Wolf : USA : Executive Director, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Deb Abbott

Antonia Lanza d’Ajeta

Pam Alemparte

Catharine Andersen

Armsby : UK

Gwladys Awo

Julie Barnett-King

Peggy Bartlett :  UK : Long-time member, Amnesty International Scotland

Julie Barton : USA

Lyndal Anne Bale

Tina L Bee

Christine Benvenuto

Afton Beutler

Elicia Brandon

Daphne Brooks

Martin Anthony (‘Tony’) Burrage : UK : Violinist, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Linda Carter & Joe Carter : USA : Supporters of human rights

Chrissie Charville

Florence Chin

Nancy Church

Yvette Collings

Jacky Collins

Mimi Collins

Maha Conyers : USA

Mary Costello

Karly R Day

Sherry Donatico

Renee Fiolet : Australia

Natalie Fraser

Sonia Pressman Fuentes : USA : Feminist activist, author, public speaker and lawyer

Jean Gaffey

James Greer : UK : Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Teesside University

Kim Hamilton

Dorothy Hannis : UK

Heike Raphael-Hernandez : Germany

Merle Hoffman

Rebecca Hope

Jill Joiner

Abby Kane

Fokwa Kengue : France

Soumountha Keophilavong : USA : mom to 3 babies, social entrepreneur & women’s advocate

Marcin Kluszczynski : UK : Snr eDiscovery Analyst

Angelika Koester-Lossack : Germany : University Teacher & Green Party Activist

Teresa Kosycarz

Colleen LaFontaine

Karen Lambie

Carolyn Lawson

Marsha Lee

Julia Lombardo

Lauren M Lynley

John Mackles

Jean Elliott Manning

Marguerite Mariama : USA : Marguerite Mariama

Niurka Maricel

Penny McKee: UK (Scotland) : retired medical practitioner (GP) and Family Planning consultant

Ashley Messner

Lori Miller

Sarah Mosedale : UK

Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko : USA

Annie O’Sullivan

Stephan Partipilo

Patricia Perischine

Lynda Pfluger

Albert Price

Janet Price

Georgia Russell

Marilyn P. Safir : Israel

Seth K Sharp

Dagmar Schulz

Andrew Seely

Sandra Seltzer : USA

Marika Sherwood

Jutta Sperling

Mary Hogan Stevens

Ronald Stewart : UK

Scott Stone

Rebecca Struthers

Justine Taly

Nicole Taylor : USA

Peter Bryan Torres

Helen Walter

Julie Ward : UK : Owner, Wild Sage and Co.

Diana Wassner

Veronica Windmill

Lisa Zimmerman : UK

and….  you?     

Please show your support via The Feminist Statement On FGM e-petition here.

[** NB Many signatories below have also kindly offered comments, advice and links to their organisations, posted as ‘Thoughts’ here .]