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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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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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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