Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

Norway banning circumcision would be an attack on religious freedom

Banning circumcision: an attack on religious freedom

May 11, 2017 No Comments

The Progress Party, Norway’s third-largest political party, recently backed a bill

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FGM hype

The NSPCC inundates us with hype about FGM

April 10, 2017 Comments Off on The NSPCC inundates us with hype about FGM

Despite little evidence to back it up, the NSPCC

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FGM London

London’s Mayor pays half a million to do women with FGM a dis-service

March 8, 2017 Comments Off on London’s Mayor pays half a million to do women with FGM a dis-service

London’s new Mayor, Sadiq Khan and his Assembly, hosted a first ever People’s Question Time in Brent’s Civic Centre in November 2016.

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Acton FGM clinic closure

Acton’s FGM Clinic closure is good news

January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Acton’s FGM Clinic closure is good news

A change.org petition aimed at stopping the imminent closure of Acton’s FGM Community Clinic is circulating.

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FGM law is marred with sexism and racism

FGM legislation is too weak and too strong?

January 19, 2017 Comments Off on FGM legislation is too weak and too strong?

An interesting and timely paper written by Dr Arianne Shahvisi was published recently.

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Fuambai Ahmadu FGM/FGS

‘Fuambai’s strength’. A moral portrait

January 11, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Fuambai’s strength’. A moral portrait

Anthropologist Carlos Londoño Sulkin recently published an unusual and very interesting bioethnographic case study. 

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Support for women with FGM

FGM: women should be better supported

December 17, 2016 Comments Off on FGM: women should be better supported

Bríd Hehir suggest changes in the way women are supported and cared for.

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FGM facts irrelevant

FGM facts were irrelevant in 2016

December 14, 2016 Comments Off on FGM facts were irrelevant in 2016

Campaigners and crusaders against FGM face a dilemma each time official data are published

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Access to FGM patient information is inadequate

Access to FGM patient information is inadequate

December 5, 2016 Comments Off on Access to FGM patient information is inadequate

NHS recording and centralising sensitive, patient-identifiable, FGM data has been of concern to professionals and some members of the public since the process began in April 2015.

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CPS FGM

How effective are FGM laws?

November 24, 2016 Comments Off on How effective are FGM laws?

Little light was shed but a number of myths were perpetuated and remained unchallenged

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