If you are informed by a girl under 18 that an act of FGM has been carried out on her; or observe physical signs which appear to show that an act of FGM has been carried out on a girl under 18. Regulated professionals in England & Wales must report it to the Police under the Mandatory Duty using the 101 non-emergency number.

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26th March 2021

First Person: ‘No daughter of mine will be cut’

Like 95 per cent of women in her Ugandan community, Margaret Chepoteltel underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child, subjecting her to lifelong health problems. Today, she is raising awareness of the dangers of FGM, as part of a UN-backed programme. https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1088342

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22nd March 2021

Nawal El Saadawi obituary

Outspoken Egyptian feminist, writer and campaigner who fought against patriarchy and poverty https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/22/nawal-el-saadawi-obituary

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17th March 2021

Kenyan court upholds ban on female genital mutilation

Kenya’s high court refused to allow female circumcision for consenting adults, saying the practice does not have health benefits. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/17/kenyan-court-upholds-ban-on-female-genital-mutiliation

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15th January 2021

Kenya Covid-19: Has the pandemic led to an increase in FGM?

Despite multiple accounts of trauma caused by female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Tana River region in Kenya there are concerns it’s on the rise due to the restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-55587160

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