Women don't want to be reduced to ceremonial roles; they believe they can add value in making decisions.
Edinburgh will this year host the 30th Beltane.
Circumcision is a rite of passage in various African communities. However, for initiates with haemophilia, extra caution needs to be taken to ensure their safety.
The practices around the traditional passage to manhood in South Africa are changing and beginning to encompass women as family patterns change. But, there are mixed feelings about the changes.