Devout Christian, 49, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on his own daughter appears in court

A devout Christian accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on his own daughter has appeared in court. The 49-year-old, who is of African descent, faces two charges under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 relating to one child and three counts of child cruelty relating to three of his…

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FGM Campaigner Leyla Hussein on Why Genital Cutting Is a Global Problem

Originally Posted at: https://www.newsdeeply.com/womenandgirls/community/2017/10/11/fgm-campaigner-leyla-hussein-on-why-genital-cutting-is-a-global-problem NEW YORK – Leyla Hussein has become one of the world’s most visible campaigners against female genital mutilation (FGM). However, the FGMsurvivor, psychotherapist and award-winning advocate for gender equality, thinks the practice can only be stamped out if the affected communities tackle it with just the right combination of political…

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