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FGM Fact Sheet

FGM Fact Sheet. Adapted from NSPCC What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse which has devastating physical and psychological consequences for girls and women. The World Health Organization describes it as: “procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury […]

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“An issue that has been prevalent for too long” – Violence against women and girls in Samburu County, North-west Kenya

“An issue that has been prevalent for too long” – Violence against women and girls in Samburu County, North-west Kenya. by Espila Lucy,  the Gender Focal Person for CAFOD’s partner Caritas Maralal. She works on all their projects to make sure that gender issues are taken into account from the beginning. She also works closely with communities […]

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FGM – The Cutting Tradition (FIGO video)

Documentary on FGM (Warning: Some distressing images), from a FIGO video called “The Cutting Tradition” “There are many reasons given for female genital mutilation, but they always involve purity, virginity, chastity and marriageability.” The value of girls in many cultures  who practice FGM depends on her being ‘pure’, implying that any normal female sexuality is somehow unwanted […]

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A Feminist Statement On The Naming And Abolition Of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FEMINIST STATEMENT ON THE NAMING & ABOLITION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Patriarchal oppression is the bedrock of female genital mutilation (FGM) and related harmful traditional practices.   The aim of this Statement is to gather support, from concerned citizens and from people directly working to abolish FGM, for research, dialogue and activism which derives from such […]

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Review of ‘The Cruel Cut’ for anti FGM charity 28 Too Many

Review of ‘The Cruel Cut’ for anti FGM charity 28 Too Many. Review of ‘The Cruel Cut’ for anti FGM charity 28 Too Many Posted on November 28, 2013 by viviencohen A pink pavilion has appeared on the South Bank on a sunny London afternoon; Leyla Hussein and her colleagues have called it their ‘vagina booth’. Complete with […]

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New report brands FGM as child abuse

New report brands FGM as child abuse. New report brands FGM as child abuse Posted on November 21, 2013 by viviencohen Female genital mutilation should be condemned as child abuse, a recent report published by the Royal College of Midwives has stated. ‘Tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the UK’, marks a collaboration between various Royal Colleges and health […]

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FGM abolitionists internationally: Support the Feminist Statement on Female Genital Mutilation

FGM abolitionists internationally: Support the Feminist Statement on Female Genital Mutilation. FEMINIST STATEMENT ON THE NAMING AND ABOLITION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Patriarchal oppression is the bedrock of female genital mutilation (FGM) and related harmful traditional practices.   The aim of this Statement is to gather support, from concerned citizens and from people directly working […]

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