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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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

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18th October 2020

FGM; how healthcare professionals from affected communities are supported

Astrid Fairclough, an NHS programme director from Swanage, Dorset, travelled to Kenya, Egypt, Sierra Leone and Australia to learn how the End FGM projects are being sustained and embedded, especially considered how health professionals involved in the work are being supported to do this. She...

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18th October 2020

PATRIARCHAL INSCRIPTIONS female bodies contested, invaded defended & owned

Within a broad spectrum of historical and cross-cultural violence against women, the female body is subjected to patriarchal inscriptions which range from fashion-driven body modifications to brutal mutilation – related practices on a continuum of acceptance and repulsion which obscures commonalities and erases distinctions. A...

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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

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19th July 2020

Girls put ‘at risk’ as cash to help end FGM in Britain is reduced by 84%

Funding to tackle female genital mutilation, an issue championed by former prime minister Theresa May, has been reduced by 84% since 2015 according to new figures that suggest her successor Boris Johnson has changed priorities. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jul/19/girls-put-at-risk-as-cash-to-help-end-fgm-in-britain-is-reduced-by-84

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3rd July 2020

Priti Patel accused of ‘shameful’ bid to deport girl at risk of FGM

Human rights lawyers have launched a scathing attack on the Home Office for failing to grant asylum to an 11-year-old girl found by judges to be at high risk of female genital mutilation if removed from Britain. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/03/priti-patel-accused-of-shameful-bid-to-deport-girl-at-risk-of-fgm

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