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A Tribute to Efua Dorkenoo

Jane Ellison | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Ellison

Efua was a truly inspirational woman, and it was a great honour to work with her. We will continue to remember her, in our work to achieve her vision to end FGM in a generation. Surely there can be no greater tribute to her than this - that we work tirelessly to protect future generations of the girls she cared so deeply about.

Efua Dorkenoo: The Woman Who Never Stopped

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
June Eric-Udorie

Efua Dorkenoo, OBE, known affectionately to many, as 'Mama Efua' was a shining light in the movement to end FGM, dedicating her life to the eradication of the practice. Often referred to as the mother of the end FGM campaign, she fought for decades and battled to ensure that FGM stopped being a minority issue that was ignored to an issue was recognized as a priority by governments and policy makers around the world.

Mama Efua's Dream Will Come True Without Her

Hekate Papadaki | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Hekate Papadaki

We are left with the responsibility to carry the task through, but Efua has paved the way. Efua was loved like few people I've known and she has changed the lives of more girls than would ever come to know her. She will be greatly missed and the thoughts of all of us are with her family.

Louise Ridley

The Moment That Made A 14-Year-Old Schoolgirl Turn FGM Campaigner

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

At just 14 years old, Fahma Mohamed discovered something shocking. The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) was taking place in her own comm...

It's Time to 'Walk the Walk' for Girls' Rights

Tanya Barron | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Tanya Barron

Growing numbers of people are becoming aware - and becoming angry - of injustices that are based simply on sex, both in the UK and worldwide. Along with high profile celebrity interventions, social media campaigns driven by young people are bringing these issues to the fore, while on issues such as Female Genital Mutilation, taboos that have long remained intact are being broken. Girls' and women's rights are on the radar of politicians, too.

International Day of the Girl - Time to Face Up to Violence

Seema Malhotra | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Seema Malhotra

Somewhere in the world, at this very moment, someone is being forced into a marriage, someone is being subjected to FGM, someone is being raped and abused, someone is being trafficked, someone is being denied an education, or the freedom to do and say what they want. That someone is likely to be a girl, and it is happening because she is a girl... Gender inequalities in terms of power are deeply entrenched and it will take sustained effort to shift public attitudes.

The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
June Eric-Udorie

Bringing an end to FGM in one generation is now a growing reality. Across Africa, whole communities are standing up and saying no to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

How the Girl Generation Came to Be

Efua Dorkenoo | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK
Efua Dorkenoo

The issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) requires urgent action: more than 125 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM - the equivalent of Kenya's entire population almost three times over...

How You Can Help The Game Of Thrones Stars End Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forced marriage, FGM and sexual assault are just some of the crimes against women that occur around the world every day. But new campaign from chi...

Rachel Moss

Muslim Women Speak Out About Life Under Honour Culture

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.10.2014 | 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 01.10.2014 | 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...