Shifting Sands

Monthly Archives: November 2015

FGM and freedom

FGM campaigns: advancing the cause of freedom?

Published 20 November 2015

How do you rate in these two tests regarding advancing the cause of freedom and liberty? How well do you think anti-FGM campaigners fare? Listen as Jan Macvarish asks whether our politics takes us towards or away from freedom. 

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FGM: I'm not mutilated

FGM PID submission

PID submission: FGM now, what next?

Published 14 November 2015

The government has done much to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM), 1, 2, 3 but the planned rollout of FGM Enhanced Data Collection across the NHS in October 2015 is ill considered.

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Don't shout at the telly. Feminism

Feminism is divisive and needs to be confined to history

Published 13 November 2015

In this discussion, WORLDbytes* volunteers hear the case put by spiked education editor Joanna Williams.

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FGM: moral crusade

FGM: moral crusaders on the march

Published 6 November 2015

This BBC recorded discussion from July 2014 was held mainly among women who had undergone FGM as well as campaigners against the practice.

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Repeal FGM mandatory reporting duty

Repeal the FGM mandatory reporting law

Published 4 November 2015

A new duty under the Serious Crime Act 2015 is making it compulsory for regulated professionals to report cases of FGM in under 18 year old girls direct to the police.

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FGM: the non epidemic

FGM: the epidemic that never was

Published 3 November 2015

As of 31 October 2015, it is mandatory for UK frontline health professionals and teachers to report to the police ‘visually confirmed’ or ‘verbally disclosed’ cases of FGM in under 18 year olds.

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