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Tip for 10/29 Domestic violence, a worldwide issue

I was looking for a new topic tonight as we wrap up the daily tips for DVAM.

The World Health Organization reported last year that, worldwide 70% of women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. 48 more words

Misconceptions of FGM

As part of my interview for my MA I decided to focus on Female Genital Mutilation (those of you who know me will know that this was an obvious choice). 439 more words

Dismissing violence against women is misogynistic

It’ll come as no surprise to anyone, but one particular AFTA has been tweeting about how FGM is “cissexist”.

They’ve then joked about it.

Yep, in a conversation where they’ve minimised the fact that FGM is about violence inflicted on girls and women they’ve decided it’s funny that people are upset. 228 more words


The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Revd James Langstaff, co-sponsored amendments 44 and 44a to the Serious Crime Bill, which concerned Female Genital Mutilation. He also contributed to the debate on amendment 44, stressing that the seriousness of harm done to the individual by acts of FGM was too great for it to be allowed in the UK under the principle of tolerance for alternative cultural and religious practices. 440 more words


FGM - the Government's response

The local government has taken a stance on female genital mutilation. They have introduced legislation that allows for protection orders to save girls at risk and women who have experienced female genital mutilation. 92 more words

The Social World

Uganda’s HIV Prevention and Control Act May Fall Foul of Itself

The Ugandan HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2014, has been rightly criticized for potentially criminalizing certain kinds of HIV transmission and for compelling pregnant women (and their partners) to be tested for HIV. 604 more words