FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

Some women are more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

Some women are considered more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

November 26, 2023 Comments Off on Some women are considered more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

In Australia, some women can now consent to cosmetic genital modifications while others cannot.

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FGM: charges and prosecutions

FGM: charges and prosecutions 2018-2022

October 17, 2023 Comments Off on FGM: charges and prosecutions 2018-2022

FOI request: ‘I am writing to make an information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to request the following data from January 2018 up to and including December 2022, with the data broken down for each calendar year.’

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The NHS should not adopt One FGM Question

The NHS should not adopt One (FGM) Question

September 18, 2023 Comments Off on The NHS should not adopt One (FGM) Question

Nursing Times ran a survey in July and August 2023 in partnership with an FGM charity, The Vavengers.

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Aid money does not save girls from FGM

UK Aid does not save girls from FGM

August 15, 2023 Comments Off on UK Aid does not save girls from FGM

Recently Nimco Ali wrote a controversial and important piece

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All women to be questioned about FGM

One FGM Question for women accessing the NHS

August 1, 2023 Comments Off on One FGM Question for women accessing the NHS

Soon all women accessing NHS care in the UK may be asked whether they’ve been subjected to FGM.

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FGM trial Ireland

Ireland and FGM

July 19, 2023 Comments Off on Ireland and FGM

Ireland’s first conviction for FGM is being retried

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FGM in England continues to be genital piercings

Adult genital piercings are still reported as FGM

July 3, 2023 Comments Off on Adult genital piercings are still reported as FGM

Contrary to popular opinion, women who’ve had genital piercings, voluntarily, as adults, in the UK, are reported by the NHS to have undergone FGM.

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Zero tolerance of Zero Tolerance approach for FGM

Zero Tolerance of Zero Tolerance for FGM

February 13, 2023 Comments Off on Zero Tolerance of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Sheffield hosted an important but different event on 5th February 2023,

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Fifteen year old case of FGM to be tried

Woman to be tried for assisting with FGM in Kenya

January 7, 2023 Comments Off on Woman to be tried for assisting with FGM in Kenya

A British woman of Kenyan origin,

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Why we should be concerned about UK FGM laws and associated monitoring and reporting systems

Why we should be concerned about UK FGM laws

February 19, 2022 Comments Off on Why we should be concerned about UK FGM laws

My paper, Why we should be concerned about UK female genital mutilation laws

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