Tag: female genital mutilation

‘Object’: British Lawmaker Blocks Bill Against Female Genital Cutting

LONDON — A veteran British Conservative lawmaker has blocked a bill that would offer greater protection to girls at risk of genital cutting, drawing criticism across the political spectrum, with some calling it an “appalling” move. And it wasn’t the first time. The bill would allow children to be placed […]

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British Jury Delivers First Conviction for Female Genital Mutilation

LONDON — A woman in London was convicted on Friday over the genital cutting of her daughter, becoming the first person to be successfully prosecuted under the country’s law banning the practice. The 37-year old woman was found guilty of committing female genital mutilation in August 2017, when her daughter […]

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Female Genital Mutilation: Five Lessons U.S. Lawmakers Can Learn from Europe

While the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice common in some Muslim-majority and African countries, has only recently been thrust into the American sphere, there has been debate over the practice in the UK for decades. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman ruled Tuesday that an anti-FGM law was unconstitutional and Congress had no […]

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Conservatives Slam Judge for Blocking Genital Mutilation Charges

A federal judge is facing a public outcry after he threw out federal charges against several Muslims who are suspected of cutting girls’ genitals to minimize future sexual desires. “Outrageous,” said a tweet from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a U.S.-based advocate, who was born in Somalia and underwent Somalia’s severe form of the Islamic practice, dubbed FGM […]

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Ugandan Woman, Ghanaian Man Deny Female Genital Mutilation of 3-Year-Old

A man and woman have pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey on Friday to the female genital mutilation (FGM) of a three-year-old girl. The 43-year-old male from Ghana and the 36-year-old woman from Uganda, who live in London, were jointly accused of the offence under the FGM Act 2003 on two counts —  one of […]

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Met Police on FGM: ‘Prosecutions Alone Won’t Change Anything’

Arrests and prosecutions alone will not stop female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, the Metropolitan Police has said, stressing the importance of “having conversations” with migrants for whom “community ties” are paramount. The comments came just days after new government figures showed that while the number of new cases of women and children having their […]

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England: New Female Genital Mutilation Case Every Two Hours, Experts Demand Action

Around 4,500 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) were recorded in England over the last year, more than one every two hours, official data shows. Between April 2017 and March 2018, around 6,200 women and girls who visited a doctor, midwife, or other public health services in England had been exposed to the form […]

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