Shifting Sands

Monthly Archives: May 2015

FGM Mandatory reporting

Mandatory reporting of FGM is a bad idea

Published 23 May 2015

The Home Office introduced a mandatory reporting duty in the Serious Crime Act (March 2015), believing it to be ‘an important step forward in tackling FGM’.

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Ethics of collecting FGM data

Is collecting FGM/C patient identifiable data ethical?

Published 23 May 2015

There are no accurate figures for women and girls who’ve undergone FGM/C in Britain or elsewhere.

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Professional concerns about FGM awareness raising

FGM/C awareness raising: professional concerns

Published 23 May 2015

In addition to public awareness-raising campaigns about FGM/C, professional conferences are also held to educate and inform.

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Pitying victims of FGM/C

Does pitying victims or survivors of FGM/C help?

Published 22 May 2015

I’ve been to a number of public, professional and theatrical events about FGM/C where ‘victims / survivors’ are part of the programme.

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FGM barbaric mutilation?

Is FGM/C barbaric mutilation?

Published 19 May 2015

When it comes to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) there are disagreements about the language used to describe the practice.

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Striking the right balance

Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Europe

Published 16 May 2015

This publication results from a common European research project which was carried out between June 2007 and June 2009 by five partners.

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