FGM/C Shifting Sands

Legal Articles

Some women are more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

Some women are considered more equal than others in regard to genital modifications

Published 26 November 2023

In Australia, some women can now consent to cosmetic genital modifications while others cannot.

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FGM: charges and prosecutions

FGM: charges and prosecutions 2018-2022

Published 17 October 2023

FOI request: ‘I am writing to make an information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to request the following data from January 2018 up to and including December 2022, with the data broken down for each calendar year.’

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Fifteen year old case of FGM to be tried

I have always believed she was innocent and overcharged

“I always believed Dr Nagarwala was innocent and overcharged”

Published 21 February 2022

A criminal defence lawyer asserted this when she wrote the following

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FGM sentence suspended for young mother

Lisbon Court suspended sentence for mother convicted of FGM

Published 25 September 2021

Lisbon Court suspends sentence to woman convicted of FGM.

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prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women

The prosecution of Dawoodi Bohra women: some reasonable doubts

Published 30 April 2021

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

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Re-infibulation and Piercing cases

FGM Recording and Reporting: Re-infibulation and Piercing cases 

Published 11 March 2021

The legal position relating to re-infibulation and genital piercing was published 8th July 2019.

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Portugal's first FGM conviction to be appealed?

Portugal’s first FGM conviction to be appealed?

Published 9 February 2021

A statement in regard to Portugal’s first FGM conviction and requesting support for an appeal

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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