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FGM protection orders to be introduced in the UK

New measures which aim to prevent female genital mutilation abroad mean that girls who are at risk will have their passports seized to prevent their parents taking them out of the country. 168 more words


Efua Dorkenoo: The Woman Who Never Stopped

I remember the first time I heard about the legendary Efua Dorkenoo. It was 2007 and I was 9 years old, sitting in my back garden in Lagos, Nigeria, clutching my copy of her book “ 664 more words

Gender Equality

Honeyball's Weekly Round-Up

New figures emerged last week which revealed over 1,700 women and girls who have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) have been treated by the NHS since April this year. 431 more words

Labour Party

Conversation about activism

Behind the shy smile and the calm demeanour is a razor sharp mind trained with the determination to help others. I’ve recently come across the name of Fahma Mohamed through reading a newspaper article about her incredible campaigning achievements, garnering support to raise awareness of the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation). 327 more words

Conversation Between Friends


Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the cutting off the clitoris labia and stitching the virginal almost closed. In African countries where it is a traditional rite of passage, as many as nine girls in ten are subjected to this practice, which causes excruciating pain and can lead to infection, infertility and sometimes death. 420 more words