Eradicating female genital mutilation means destroying capitalist colonialism

According to the World Heath Organization, there is an estimated 125 million girls and women throughout the world who have been subjected to a practice called female genital mutilation (FGM), a majority of whom lives in Africa and the Middle East. FGM is the removing or altering of the external genitalia of girls and young […]

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Madonna Steals Two More African Children from Malawi

By Rita Akoth Ombaka Last week, various news and social media sites were circulating and exalting the story of Madonna’s theft of two (more) children from Malawi. The outlets talked about the controversy around the length of adoption, the waiving of a residency requirement by the court–which state that children in Malawi cannot be adopted […]

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ArrestDHS is now ArrestCPS, Committee Meets to Build International Campaign

Last week an international committee met to discuss plans to expand the ArrestDHS campaign, an initiative we started last year when several mothers contacted us around the state-sponsored kidnapping of their children. The committee, which is made up of African women who represent the U.S., Kenya, Egypt, Somalia, Sweden, the UK and the Caribbean, will […]

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Mothers organize to get children back, charge welfare agency with genocide

On July 23rd the African National Women’s Organizations (ANWO)’s ArrestDHS organizing committee convened a community forum in Philadelphia, PA where two mothers, Tamara Summer and Nina Boyd were set to speak. Tamara first came into contact with DHS approximately three years ago after her landlord of her building shut off her water, then called DHS.  […]

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