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Zero Tolerance to engagement about FGM manifesto

Zero Tolerance to engagement about FGM manifesto

Published 6 February 2020

Action:FGM,‘a coalition of organisations that are working to end FGM and other harmful practices that undermine the well-being of women and girls’ recently circulated a manifesto asking for endorsements.

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The NHS reports genital piercings as FGM

Genital piercings are the UK’s ‘FGM’

Published 1 August 2019

Sensationalist headlines that followed the publication of official NHS FGM data

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NHS FGM Programme needs evaluating

NHS FGM Prevention Programme needs evaluating

Published 7 June 2019

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

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FGM data misquoted

FGM data error

FGM figures have decreased not increased

Published 10 December 2018

‘Female genital mutilation cases more than double in a year in UK’ reported a Guardian headline, incorrectly, 30 November 2018.

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House of Lords and FGM

Professionals not making enough FGM referrals

Police blame professionals for few FGM referrals

Published 14 July 2018

That FGM is still being carried out in the UK falsely informed most presenters’ outlook

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Barnardo's & NSPCC FGM

Damaging FGM propaganda from Barnardo’s and NSPCC

Published 21 June 2018

To survive, charities need to be seen to be trustworthy and relevant.

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Female circumcision -myths/facts

Myths and Facts on Female Circumcision

Published 4 June 2018
The website, Female Circumcision, wades into this fraught field in an attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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FGM Scotland

How effective is Scotland’s funded FGM related work?

Published 16 April 2018

The Scottish government spends £2,200,000 on FGM related work

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