Australian girls and members of the community now have a dedicated FGM Hotline to call if they fear that they themselves or a girl they know are going to be either subjected to FGM in Australia, or taken overseas for FGM.
On December 10th 2014, International Human Rights Day, No FGM Australia was recognised by the Human Rights Commission for its work protecting the human rights of little girls in Australia who are at risk of female genital mutilation, and also for the rights of survivors of FGM who have been through physical, psychological and emotional trauma […]
Khadija Gbla :The shame, stigma and silence that surrounds Female Genital Mutilation is what has allowed it to survive to this day. I want to break the silence. Silence has done nothing for us. Silence hasn’t done anything for the little girls who have been put through this horrible practice. Silence hasn’t protected them – in fact silence has ensured that to this day, as we speak, there is a girl somewhere in the world who is crying, bleeding and asking for somebody to stop what is happening to her. Silence did that. When we as a people are [...]
A multi-pronged approach to Female Genital Mutilation: The legal and child protection response to prevention of FGM. This article was written by invitation following the discussions stemming from a joint event between Victorian Women Lawyers and the Victorian Women’s Medical Association on FGM on 22nd August, 2013. It contains arguments for how a legal and […]
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 […]