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'Race Baiting?'

In the weeks before Canada’s federal election last October, the Conservative Party promised to crack down on barbaric cultural practices, both at home and abroad: 192 more words


FGM: Who's responsibility is it?

This post is in response to the Guardian article “What kind of men support FGM? An illustrated guide” that identifies different types of thinking that may prevail in countries where FGM is common. 175 more words

Girls by Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire, 25, is London’s first Young Poet Laureate and she has been anointed by Beyonce and is recited in Lemonade. She lent her voice to a campaign by… 198 more words

Barbaric Practice

Some 200 million women and girls across 30 countries have been affected by female genital mutilation (FGM). But how do survivors live with the pain of peeing, periods and childbirth? 238 more words



Cut – Hibo Wardere

Hibo describes her early life in Somalia and the experience she went through to become a survivor of female genital mutilation. This book is excellent, not just because it gives a vivid and candid first person account of FGM but because it directly links to Hibo’s cultural experiences and her asylum in the UK. 42 more words


Steps towards ending female genital mutilation

This article originally appeared in the University Observer, Volume XXII, Issue 7.

Female genital mutilation affects over 200 million women worldwide, with around 3,780 of those affected living in Ireland. 1,280 more words