FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

Policing by midwives

Call the Midwife?

April 21, 2021 No Comments

The nostalgic BBC drama, Call the Midwife, set in London’s east end

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The anti-FGM campaign -Islington

The dangers of the anti-FGM campaign

March 13, 2021 Comments Off on The dangers of the anti-FGM campaign

In the London borough of Islington last month, the police

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Re-infibulation and Piercing cases

FGM Recording and Reporting: Re-infibulation and Piercing cases 

March 11, 2021 Comments Off on FGM Recording and Reporting: Re-infibulation and Piercing cases 

The legal position relating to re-infibulation and genital piercing was published 8th July 2019.

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Portugal's first FGM conviction to be appealed?

Portugal’s first FGM conviction to be appealed?

February 9, 2021 Comments Off on Portugal’s first FGM conviction to be appealed?

A statement in regard to Portugal’s first FGM conviction and requesting support for an appeal

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Zero Tolerance FGM 2021

The low horizons of the anti-FGM industry

February 5, 2021 Comments Off on The low horizons of the anti-FGM industry

The obsession with FGM which considers recipients little more than victims of violence with mutilated genitals

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FGM Law

No, we don’t need an FGM Commissioner

January 24, 2021 Comments Off on No, we don’t need an FGM Commissioner

Straw-dog arguments largely informed two papers promoting the need for an FGM Commissioner. 

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Women should be free to choose circumcision

Women should be free to choose circumcision

December 21, 2020 Comments Off on Women should be free to choose circumcision

It’s generally accepted in the West that women are equal before the law and have bodily autonomy.

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day celebrated differently

October 26, 2020 Comments Off on International Women’s Day celebrated differently

The charity WorldwriteWorldbytes celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 differently

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Historic FGM only seen in under 16's

New advisor missed opportunity to celebrate FGM decline UK

October 13, 2020 Comments Off on New advisor missed opportunity to celebrate FGM decline UK

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), October 11,

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The state funded FGM industry should be discontinued

Time to decriminalise FGM and end funding the industry

June 23, 2020 Comments Off on Time to decriminalise FGM and end funding the industry

Barnardo’s Children’s Charity and the Local Government Association who jointly run The National FGM Centre, seem happiest

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