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Am I a victim?

Am I a victim?: My experience with female circumcision

Published 17 December 2020

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

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FGM awareness-raising

APPG on PDRH

Contributions to APPG on PDRH – FGM

Published 9 March 2020

The year’s first APPG on PDRH (All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health)

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The moral licensing of FGM actors

The moral licensing of FGM actors

Published 18 July 2019

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.

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Aus trial not Mutilation

Verdict: Female circumcision is not mutilation

Published 24 September 2018

In Australia, in 2015, three Dawoodi Bohras (a small Shia Muslim sect) were convicted

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Medicine, Morals, and Female Genital Cutting

Medicine, Morals, and Female Genital Cutting

Published 23 January 2018

The arrest of Jumana Nagarwala and her colleagues,

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Dawoodi Bohra and FGC

‘FGM’: Reflecting on the language we use

Published 23 January 2018

The word ‘mutilation’ turns any question on female genital procedures

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'FGM' term undermines efforts to reduce rates of cutting.

American arrogance and the movement to end ‘FGM’

Published 25 September 2015

‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM) is widely condemned,

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FGM cases dropped

Outrage as FGM cases are dropped

Published 27 August 2015

Since 1985, FGM has been a crime.

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FGM witch hunt