FGM/C Shifting Sands

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FGM sentence suspended for young mother

Lisbon Court suspended sentence for mother convicted of FGM

September 25, 2021 Comments Off on Lisbon Court suspended sentence for mother convicted of FGM

Lisbon Court suspends sentence to woman convicted of FGM.

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FGM: a cause célèbre

FGM: Perils of a cause célèbre

May 25, 2021 Comments Off on FGM: Perils of a cause célèbre

A patronising and draconian response to FGM risks victimising women who have already been abused writes Ella Whelan.

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Am I a victim?

Am I a victim?: My experience with female circumcision

December 17, 2020 Comments Off on Am I a victim?: My experience with female circumcision

This poem, by Malaysian born Idura Hisham, concluded a blog written by her,

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Somali's are being victimised over FGM

UK Somalis ‘racially profiled’ over FGM

November 5, 2020 Comments Off on UK Somalis ‘racially profiled’ over FGM

Parents are being wrongly arrested and having their children taken into care

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14 years sentence for being an African woman

Imprisoned for the crime of being an African woman

June 3, 2020 Comments Off on Imprisoned for the crime of being an African woman

The Shifting Sands piece, and Marge Berer’s excellent blog

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FGM awareness-raising

I don’t want to have my awareness raised, thanks

April 4, 2020 Comments Off on I don’t want to have my awareness raised, thanks

The 17th anniversary of the UN’s Zero Tolerance for FGM day

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The feminist fixation on vaginas is getting out of hand.

Put it away, love

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Put it away, love

No one could accuse me of not liking vaginas; I’m especially keen on mine writes Julie Burchill.

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The anti-FGM movement origins

Western origin and limits of the anti-FGM movement

February 24, 2020 Comments Off on Western origin and limits of the anti-FGM movement

What gave rise to the FGM movement and why Zero-Tolerance? 

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Zero tolerance for FGM?

Is Zero Tolerance the best approach for ending FGM?

February 12, 2020 Comments Off on Is Zero Tolerance the best approach for ending FGM?

On Saturday, 8 February 2020, the recently formed group, Hidden Voices UK,

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Response to Manifesto to end FGM in the UK by 2030

Critique of Manifesto to end FGM in the UK by 2030

January 31, 2020 Comments Off on Critique of Manifesto to end FGM in the UK by 2030
FGM activists, fronted by Professor Hilary Burrage, recently circulated a manifesto ‘only to those I am pretty sure have a serious interest in issues around female genital mutilation (FGM).’ This patently didn’t include me but others shared it.
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