FGM/C Shifting Sands

Author: Bríd Hehir

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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Tens of thousands of UK girls not at risk of FGM

Tens of thousands of girls living in the UK are not at risk of FGC/M

January 20, 2022 Comments Off on Tens of thousands of girls living in the UK are not at risk of FGC/M

A University of Bristol open access paper,

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CrimeStoppers FGM

Crimestoppers’ FGM Snitchers’ Campaign

July 5, 2021 Comments Off on Crimestoppers’ FGM Snitchers’ Campaign

In June, the charity CrimeStoppers issued a briefing advertising that it would run a targeted FGM social media campaign and community engagement work

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prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women

The prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women: some reasonable doubts

April 30, 2021 Comments Off on The prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women: some reasonable doubts

Two court cases in 2019 involving Dawoodi Bohras (a Shia Muslim sect),

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Policing by midwives

Call the Midwife?

April 21, 2021 Comments Off on Call the Midwife?

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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