FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

We need to understand FGM history in order to deal with it

We need to understand FGM history to deal with it

March 16, 2020 Comments Off on We need to understand FGM history to deal with it

Sara Mire’s recent opinion piece entitled ‘We won’t eradicate FGM if we keep misunderstanding its history

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APPG on PDRH

Contributions to APPG on PDRH – FGM

March 9, 2020 Comments Off on Contributions to APPG on PDRH – FGM

The year’s first APPG on PDRH (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health)

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Zero Tolerance to engagement about FGM manifesto

Zero Tolerance to engagement about FGM manifesto

February 6, 2020 Comments Off on Zero Tolerance to engagement about FGM manifesto

Action:FGM, ‘a coalition of organisations that are working to end FGM and other harmful practices that undermine the well-being of women and girls’ recently circulated a manifesto asking for endorsements.

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Worrying questions about expert evidence at FGM trials

Concerns about expertise at FGM trials

December 12, 2019 Comments Off on Concerns about expertise at FGM trials

A number of important questions were raised by this year’s ‘successful’ FGM prosecutions,

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Dublin FGM trial

Maybe Ireland’s first FGM case really was a straddle injury

December 9, 2019 Comments Off on Maybe Ireland’s first FGM case really was a straddle injury

The jury at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court court found a Dublin couple guilty of being secondary participants to FGM

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Cardiff obsessed by FGM

Cardiff Somalis perplexed by FGM obsession

November 21, 2019 Comments Off on Cardiff Somalis perplexed by FGM obsession

More than 70 feisty, vocal women, predominantly of Somali heritage,

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Border Force and Metropolitan Police operation ‘highly commended’ at ‘World Class Policing Awards’

Operation Limelight uncritically awarded for FGM work

November 18, 2019 Comments Off on Operation Limelight uncritically awarded for FGM work

A joint operation between police and Border Forces has been highly commended, not criticised,

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Australia re-criminalises symbolic FGM

 Australia re-criminalises a symbolic form of FGM

October 27, 2019 Comments Off on  Australia re-criminalises a symbolic form of FGM

Truly, truth is stranger than fiction in the FGM world.

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Kenyan women should also be free to choose

Kenyan women should be free to choose circumcision

October 23, 2019 Comments Off on Kenyan women should be free to choose circumcision

Tomorrow, Dr Tatu Kamau, a former senior official at Kenya’s Ministry of Health will contest the constitutionality of Kenya’s FGM law.

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Despite CPS guidance the FGM law is racist

Despite CPS guidance FGM law remains racist

October 23, 2019 Comments Off on Despite CPS guidance FGM law remains racist

Race is the prism through which women and girls wanting female genital alterations

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