FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

Dublin FGM trial

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

December 9, 2019 No Comments

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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The NHS reports genital piercings as FGM

Genital piercings are the UK’s ‘FGM’

August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Genital piercings are the UK’s ‘FGM’

Sensationalist headlines that followed the publication of official NHS FGM data

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Schools FGM education

Why should primary schools educate children about FGM?

July 25, 2019 Comments Off on Why should primary schools educate children about FGM?

Teaching school children about FGM is unnecessary.

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The moral licensing of FGM actors

The moral licensing of FGM actors

July 18, 2019 Comments Off on The moral licensing of FGM actors

I’ve recently come across the term ‘moral licensing’ and think it usefully explains how and why actors in the FGM industry behave as they do.

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Tory party leadership and PM hopefuls views on FGM

Tory leadership and PM hopefuls’ views on FGM

July 9, 2019 Comments Off on Tory leadership and PM hopefuls’ views on FGM

Tory leadership and prime ministerial (PM) hopefuls,

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