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Brit women with vaginal piercings to be classed as suffering from Female Genital Mutilation

“OMG, I totally didn’t realize I was being victimised, when I voluntarily had my vag pierced!”

Hundreds of women in London with vagina piercings will be recorded as victims of potentially illegal female genital mutilation under new NHS rules to be introduced next month.

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One Year On: #YouthForChange mark the Girl Summit anniversary

This post was originally published on Voices of Youth.

One year ago this month, South London’s Walworth Academy welcomed a group of guests with a unifying belief – that female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) can and must end within a generation. 723 more words

Gender Equality

Tackling the Taboo Fundraiser

On Saturday the 25th July I held the event I organised called Tackling the Taboo at Khan’s Restaurant in Luton.

Having been campaigning against FGM in Islam for a while, I decided it was time to hold an event in the community of Luton, naturally this like any Taboo subject whether it be abuse, exploitation or FGM can have a diverse affect within a community and particularly a community that may feel they are being ‘attacked’.   735 more words

Depression

Nigeria bans FGM (FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION), will this trend continue in other parts of Africa?

Without having to reach out for a dictionary to check the meaning, the word itself ‘mutilation’ says it all. It has connotations of destroying/terminating. Then for the word to be associated with the genital area, it inevitably sends massive shivers down the spine and makes one cringe at the thought of it. 909 more words

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Rampant Across UK - 137,000 women and girls already mutilated claims study

Breitbart — Female genital mutilation is now a factor in every area of England and Wales, from inner-city London to rural Wales, as an estimated 137,000 women and girls in the UK have already been mutilated according to tribal and religious custom. 109 more words

Culture

UNDERGROUND IN AMERICA: Female Genital Mutilation

Originally posted by Olivia Smith and Teri Whitcraft on July 20, 2015 for ABCNews.com—
“”Sarah was 7 years old when her parents took her to visit their family in India. 221 more words

Women's Rights