FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

The moral licensing of FGM actors

The moral licensing of FGM actors

July 18, 2019 No Comments

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.

Read More

Tory party leadership and PM hopefuls views on FGM

Female Circumcision Sierra Leone

Controversy over Female Circumcision in Sierra Leone

June 19, 2019 Comments Off on Controversy over Female Circumcision in Sierra Leone

The smouldering controversy over the illegality of female circumcision in Sierra Leone

Read More

NHS FGM Programme needs evaluating

NHS FGM Prevention Programme needs evaluating

June 7, 2019 Comments Off on NHS FGM Prevention Programme needs evaluating

The Department of Health and NHS England’s FGM Prevention Programme urgently needs evaluating

Read More

Migration results in opposition to FGM

Brexit and FGM: Migration reduces incidence

May 28, 2019 Comments Off on Brexit and FGM: Migration reduces incidence

While the Brexit Party’s success dominates the agenda, and the Prime Minister prepares to leave Downing St., 

Read More

FGM laws

Working with the FGM laws: challenges and opportunities 

April 13, 2019 Comments Off on Working with the FGM laws: challenges and opportunities 

Professionals could learn a lot from communities about FGM.

Read More

Islam TV FGM Women's AM

How much of a problem is FGM in the UK?

March 14, 2019 Comments Off on How much of a problem is FGM in the UK?

The recent FGM trial at the Old Bailey where a mother was convicted

Read More

Bristol FGM safeguarding became stigmatising

Somali experience of FGM safeguarding in Bristol

March 11, 2019 Comments Off on Somali experience of FGM safeguarding in Bristol

The trauma, victimisation and sense of disempowerment that Bristol Somalis

Read More

FGM data misquoted

FGM data is misinterpreted and misunderstood

March 5, 2019 Comments Off on FGM data is misinterpreted and misunderstood

A recent Committee of cross-party MPs discussed the need

Read More

FGM stuck in a rut

FGM: People have moved on. Why don’t campaigners?

March 4, 2019 Comments Off on FGM: People have moved on. Why don’t campaigners?

Although families and communities who may have or used to practice FGM have moved on,

Read More