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Women should be free to choose circumcision

Women should be free to choose circumcision

Published 21 December 2020

It’s generally accepted in the West that women are equal before the law and have bodily autonomy.

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14 years sentence for being an African woman

Worrying questions about expert evidence at FGM trials

Concerns about expertise at FGM trials

Published 12 December 2019

A number of important questions were raised by this year’s ‘successful’ FGM prosecutions,

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Dublin FGM trial

Maybe Ireland’s first FGM case really was a straddle injury

Published 9 December 2019

The jury at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court court found a Dublin couple guilty of being secondary participants to FGM

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Australia re-criminalises symbolic FGM

 Australia re-criminalises a symbolic form of FGM

Published 27 October 2019

Truly, truth is stranger than fiction in the FGM world.

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Kenyan women should also be free to choose

Kenyan women should be free to choose circumcision

Published 23 October 2019

Tomorrow, Dr Tatu Kamau, a former senior official at Kenya’s Ministry of Health will contest the constitutionality of Kenya’s FGM law.

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Despite CPS guidance the FGM law is racist

Despite CPS guidance FGM law remains racist

Published 23 October 2019

Race is the prism through which women and girls wanting female genital alterations

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We must be free to do what we like to our bodies

Why are specific women being denied bodily autonomy?

Published 28 August 2019

Outdated laws are punishing adults for consensual activities, from body modifications like re-infibulation to BDSM.

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FGM trial Guilty verdict

Christopher Chope

In defence of Christopher Chope

Published 14 February 2019

Well-meaning laws, nodded through without scrutiny,

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