Female Genital Cutting

London Doctor One Of Two Charged With Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

A London hospital doctor is one of two people to be charged for female genital mutilation, the first two in the UK to be prosecuted for such an offenc...

This Valentine's Day Help Us to Stop the Abuse of One Billion Women and Girls

Janice Atkinson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

Around the world it is estimated that one billion women and girls are subject to abuse. That is a horrifying thought and we want to support the "One Billion Rising" campaign to raise awareness of this and help to halt this abuse.

London Doctor Accused Of Carrying Out Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

A doctor is set to be grilled by the medical watchdogs, accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a patient. Dr Sureshkumar Vallabhdas P...

'FGM Would Not Last If Boys' Willies Were Being Cut Off'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat minister has said that ending the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must be a priority for the British governmen...

Cutting Us Down To Size: Working to End Female Genital Mutilation

Bidisha | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

Was it to do with the control of women's and girls' bodies? Was it an older generation demonstrating that they had the ability to show authority, to violate their young? Was it about traumatised women visiting the same pain on girls, using custom as an excuse, in some subconsciously re-enacted cycle of abuse?

Fighting Female Genital Mutilation With Our Keyboards: The Feminist Statement on FGM Is Launched Today

Hilary Burrage | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Burrage

The basic human rights of children must always over-ride the 'cultural' sensitivities of adults. Until nations everywhere perceive FGM not as a custom, but rather as an epidemic which must be addressed by governments as well as community workers, it will continue to blight the lives of millions. Whole communities over generations suffer because of it.

Jessica Elgot

FGM In UK 'Could Be Worse Than Feared'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

The figures on the number of women in the UK who have suffered female genital mutilation are radically out of date, meaning the problem could be far w...

The African Women Who Are Turning Their Backs on FGM

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

"I wanted to save lives not put them at risk." That's what a former female genital cutter told me during a visit to Kenya this week, as she explained why she downed her tools and instead became a birth attendant. I believe this woman should be celebrated for taking such a brave stance against the centuries-old tradition of female genital mutilation. And she's not alone.

'Hidden Behind A Wall Of Silence'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

More than 70 women and girls in the UK are seeking treatment every month for problems linked to female genital mutilation. According to the NSPCC, ...

Police and Politicians Turn Blind Eye to FGM Because of Victims' Skin Colour

Neil Wallis | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Wallis

This week a beautiful little blonde and blue-eyed English girl was horrifically sexually mutilated - by her parents. She will be scarred for life both physically and mentally. She could have died in the attack. This was not a lone assault, however. Such ritualistic violence against children happen on average EVERY week among a particular cult in Britain.

East African Women on FGM: "Sometimes They Just Call You Lazy"

Musa Okwonga | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK
Musa Okwonga

Each of these women had undergone FGM early in their lives, and now, encouraged by my mother, they were talking frankly about how they felt. One of them spoke of the agony that the procedure still caused her three decades later.

Ending Female Genital Cutting in a Generation

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

The UK has a duty to get behind this momentum and do all we can to keep it going. We owe it to the millions of girls who are at risk of being cut every year. And this is why the UK, through the Department for International Development, will this year become the largest single investor in ending female genital cutting.

£35m Announced to Go to Ending Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

After a story trailed in the Sunday Times about a UK Government fund ending FGC, it seemed that the question on everyone's lips was 'how much?' We knew that it was likely to be in the tens of millions, and in the female genital cutting sector that is an unprecedented amount.

UK Government to Announce Historic Investment to End Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

Change is possible, and female genital cutting can end within our lifetime.

International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: How Do We Make It a Day of Hope?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Today (6 February) is the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Campaigners and activists will use the much needed profile that an international awareness day can bring to renew efforts to eliminate this harmful traditional practice.

International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: How Do We Make It a Day of Hope?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

Today (6 February) is the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Campaigners and activists will use the much needed profile that an international awareness day can bring to renew efforts to eliminate this harmful traditional practice.

Moving Towards a World Free From Female Genital Cutting

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

Why in this present day does female genital mutilation or cutting (FGC) continue? For far too long it has been an issue that people have tended to shy away from, and in my view, neglected. But we can no longer shy away.

Female Genital Mutilation Is Child Abuse Too; So Why NO Enquiries About Ignoring It?

Hilary Burrage | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hilary Burrage

For the sake of all children, and specifically to halt the hurt to an estimated-average 50 children at risk or victims of female genital mutilation in Britain every day of the entire year, we must demand to know right now exactly who in child safe-guarding is responsible for what.

Ending Female Genital Mutilation: A Three-Step Process

Marie Staunton | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Staunton

All health staff should be trained on FGM and schools need to raise awareness amongst staff and students. Only then will we get legal action. Just like the first cases of domestic violence decades ago, successful prosecutions for FGM depend upon awareness and understanding of the danger by neighbours, relatives, teachers, health professionals and police.