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.


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

17th December 2020

Preventing and Responding to FGM in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts

Between October and November, 76 experts from 44 organisations in 31 countries and from 5 world regions gathered online to participate in multiple virtual stakeholder dialogue sessions in the run up to the FGM Donors Working Group meeting on 16-17 November. https://www.endfgm.eu/news-en-events/news/online-dialogue-on-preventing-and-responding-to-fgm-in-emergency-and-humanitarian-contexts/

9th November 2020

The battle to bring Kenya’s warrior children back to school – a photo essay

Shortly after sunrise, three boys step off their motorcycle, pat the dust off their checkered shuka cloths, and enter their family’s boma – an enclosure built from thorny acacia branches in eastern Samburu. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/nov/09/kenya-warrior-children-back-to-school-photo-essay

9th October 2020

Nimco Ali calls for frank discussion on violence against women in UK

The UK needs a frank conversation about the fear of male violence that women live with every day, according to the government’s new adviser on violence against women and girls. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/09/nimco-ali-calls-frank-discussion-violence-against-women-uk