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Rachel Moss

Muslim Women Speak Out About Life Under Honour Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every day, women around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation, forced marriage and violence, all in the name of "honour". But now, gra...

Girls: A New Political Force in the UK and Abroad

Tanya Barron | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Barron

Thousands of girls - represented by Girlguiding - have entered the political fray, many for the first time. In Girls Matter, they make eight demands of politicians to put girls' interests at the heart of what they do across government. As an act of collective lobbying by a group of young women, it is unprecedented.

Louise Ridley

Not A Single Person Has Ever Been Convicted For FGM In Britain -- Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Police have blamed a lack of evidence for the failure to convict a single person in Britain for female genital mutilation (FGM), despite recent estima...

Louise Ridley

Teach Five-Year-Olds How To Object To Genital Mutilation, Says Top NSPCC Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Children as young as five should be taught about female genital mutilation (FGM) in school to empower them to "protest" their parents' plans, the NSPC...

Girl Summit Wasn't Just a Celebration

Leyla Hussein | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

And now for something completely different: a (mostly) serious and (mostly) optimistic blog. On Tuesday the 22nd of July the Prime Minister David Cameron hosted the first International Girl Summit to mobilise support for the fight against FGM and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

Police Arrest Pair Suspected Of 'Procuring' 11-Year-Old For FGM

PA | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM). A 72-year-old man was stopped by police at Heathrow Airport...

ISIS 'Orders Genital Mutilation Of 4 Million Iraqi Women And Girls'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Radical jihadists ISIS have apparently ordered the genital mutilation of up to four million women and girls in its occupied city of Mosul in northern ...

Poorna Bell

'There Was Music And Dancing' - Survivors Tell Us The Brutal Truth About FGM

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us have preconceptions about FGM (female genital mutilation) or we just don't really understand what it is. Girl Summit 2014, which is attende...

FGM - 'An Act of Love'

Geraldine Bedell | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Geraldine Bedell

This week, David Cameron hosts the Girl Summit 2014.... The spirit of all this is all very estimable. An estimated 66,000 women in the UK and 125million around the world have been cut and more are at risk. Unfortunately, it could easily turn out to be counter-productive.

Rachel Moss

How You Can Help Stop FGM and Forced Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

By the end of today, we will have made another move towards eradicating violence against women both in the UK and abroad. On Tuesday 22 July the U...

When Summer Joy Turns Into a Nightmare

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Ann-Marie Wilson

The Girl Summit will hopefully lead to meaningful action to end FGM and child marriage in a generation but we don't need to wait for the output from this gathering to do the right thing. Girls need our help and protection this summer, this week and this day.

We Are Facing A FGM 'National Scandal', MPs Warn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The failure to tackle the growing practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a "national scandal" that has resulted in the preventable a...

Time to Get It Right for Girls

Tanya Barron | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Tanya Barron

In more than two decades in the charity sector, I've been involved in a lot of campaigns about a lot of different issues. I've spent my professional life fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable children in the world and in that time we've take many strides forward in improving healthcare, sanitation and education systems. But it's rare that I've felt so optimistic about the potential for change as I do about the chance we have in the coming months and years to get it right for the world's girls.

We Can Free Young Women Across the World From Violence and Poverty

Hardeep Singh Kohli | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Hardeep Singh Kohli

In India we witness the horrific killings of two teenage girls and far too many reports of random, senseless rapes. Lives are being devastated, families torn asunder, communities shattered. Enough. Time to raise our game, raise our gaze and raise our children. Properly...

Nigerian FGM Mother To Be Deported With Daughters On Tuesday

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

A mother who fears her two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation in her native Nigeria has been told she will be deported on Tuesda...

It May Not Be Over For Nigerian Mother Fighting Deportation

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

A Nigerian mother who claims her two small daughters will have their genitals mutilated if they are deported back to Lagos has had a temporary repriev...

Jessica Elgot

Virgin Accused Of Hypocrisy Over Deportation Of Mum Whose Daughters Face FGM

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Richard Branson and Virgin Airlines have been accused of hypocrisy after refusing to block the extradition of an asylum seeker and her two children, w...

Female Genital Mutilation: Not in Religion's Name, Not in Our Name

Farooq Aftab | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK
Farooq Aftab

Within any context, FGM is a vile and inhumane practice. For God-fearing Muslims, however, it strikes a particularly painful cord given that a small minority of the Muslim religious elite and their ill-guided flocks manipulate the peaceful teachings of Islam to socially, morally and even physically force women to undergo this harmful procedure.

FGC Not FGM

Geraldine Bedell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Geraldine Bedell

There has been a reluctance on the part of Western governments to tackle FGM, for very good reasons. Intervention can be counter-productive, even when it comes from governments in the countries in which the practice is widespread. In Senegal in 1999, the government passed a law making the practice illegal. The following day, 100 girls in the region of Kedougou were cut in protest.

If Afusat Must Go Back, Her Little Daughters Are at Real Risk of Forcible FGM

Anj Handa | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Anj Handa

I've been supporting an amazing lady called Afusat since the New Year. With her solicitor's help, we have followed all procedures correctly. Fresh evidence and recent case law was submitted. Yet two weeks later, a short response came back, to say that her case had 'No merit', that she cannot appeal from within the UK and that she must return to Nigeria.

Jessica Elgot

Nigerian Fights To Stay In UK To Stop Daughters Having Genitals Mutilated

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Nigerian asylum seeker is pleading with the government to let her stay in Britain, claiming her abusive husband will taking their two little daughte...

Men Versus FGM

Leyla Hussein | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Leyla Hussein

Hold onto your horses, this is not a men-bashing blog; I just want to offer some (hopefully) constructive criticism on why many men shy away from discussing FGM and all other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG)... Before you attack me, I'd like to make it clear that I don't believe all men are guilty from shying away from such conversations and I certainly don't believe that all men who do avoid them condone FGM and other forms of VAWG. The point I want to make is that men need to recognise they have a responsibility to fight against such practices.

Women's Hour Power List Doesn't Have A Single Politician On It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Perhaps tellingly, on the day the number of women in the cabinet dropped to a paltry three, not a single female politician of any colour made it on to...

Let's Drop The Clichés: Mandatory Reporting and Simple Protocols Are Essential to Prevent FGM and Other Child Abuse

Hilary Burrage | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Hilary Burrage

There are points in any campaign where the emphasis shifts; and that's where we are now with female genital mutilation (FGM), at least in the UK.

First UK Prosecution for FGM Is a Watershed Moment

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The public is increasingly engaged and motivated to act. The relevant policy is in place and front line professionals are being slowly equipped with the tools and information they need to ensure that FGM is streamlined into their child safeguarding procedures. There is no reason to continue to fail our girls.