Efua Dorkenoo




Age: 65


Summary: acting director of women's health at the World Health Organization in the late 1990's who helped to lead a successful 30-year campaign against the tradition of genital cutting of girls and women (mainly in Africa and the Middle East) by casting the practice as a human rights violation, but who started organizations to battle genital cutting and coordinated the effort more broadly at the WHO.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: September 6, 1949


Died: October 18, 2014


Location: London, England