An extraordinary meeting was held in London on 15 February 2019.
This is the fifth time that FGM has gone to trial in England since 2014.
The first FGM conviction in Britain has been secured. But at what cost?
Well-meaning laws, nodded through without scrutiny, can have terrible consequences.
By Barbara Hewson, Barrister
Campaigners and politicians have made much of the recent conviction
In Australia, in 2015, three Dawoodi Bohras (a small Shia Muslim sect) were convicted
@MichaelBerkele2 @NimkoAli @ChrisJames_90 @carriesymonds @ZacGoldsmith @PennyMordaunt @cj_dinenage @claireperrymp @jessphillips @JohnnyMercerUK @sajidjavid Maddison lists ONE court case that Social Services (unusually) was not involved with? That’s a child protection not a legal problem. This PMB encourages views my FGM as ‘exceptional’ in safeguarding which is arguably racist and will lead to further stigmatisation.
@NimkoAli @ChrisJames_90 @carriesymonds @ZacGoldsmith @PennyMordaunt @cj_dinenage @MichaelBerkele2 @claireperrymp @jessphillips @JohnnyMercerUK @sajidjavid Please read these and consider whether there really is a need for more laws. bmj.com/content/364/bm…. And this google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg…
@FinancialTimes @ClareGerada But they're all Remainers and have joined yesterday's eight (from Labour) united against Brexit. That's not the kind of caring I'd loose sleep over.
@EveningStandard removed my comment questioning @ShaunBaileyUK & @NimkoAli's proposal to establish a register of girls 'at risk' of FGM. I suggested it might be racist. Wonder how long today's comment will last? standard.co.uk/news/london/to…
@EveningStandard obvs disliked my published comment in response to @ShaunBaileyUK that a register was needed for girls 'at risk' of #FGM and removed it. Why? Is his blatantly racist suggestion really that unquestionable and unchallengeable? standard.co.uk/news/london/to…