Girls could be flown abroad to undergo FGM during Christmas

Girls in the United Kingdom may be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) abroad during the Christmas holidays, authorities have warned after more than 1,000 new cases were recorded in just three months. The National FGM Centre said parents could plan the procedures during visits to see family, or…

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It’s Time To Break The Silence Over This Shockingly Common Practice

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 200 million women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), with an additional 3 million girls still at risk of receiving the procedure every year. A common cultural practice across diverse regions of Africa, as well as Asia and the Middle…

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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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