FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

90% +of ‘FGM’ seen in NHS was genital piercing in adults

UK FGM Law, Prosecutions, Convictions, Protection Orders, Mandatory Reporting

FGM Law, Trials, Prosecutions, Convictions, Protection Orders and Mandatory Reporting

May 14, 2024 No Comments

Terminology

Until the 1980s, FGM was widely known in English as “female circumcision”,

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The Gambia's contestation of female circumcision ban

The Gambia contests female circumcision (FGM) ban

April 4, 2024 Comments Off on The Gambia contests female circumcision (FGM) ban

The Gambia in west African has become the centre of international concern in regard to female circumcision,

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Police secure a conviction for FGM occurring abroad

Police secure UK conviction for FGM occurring in Kenya

March 8, 2024 Comments Off on Police secure UK conviction for FGM occurring in Kenya

A British mother has been jailed for allowing her daughter to undergo FGM in Kenya.

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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 to CPS October 2023: ‘I am writing to make an information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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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 re-tried

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