In Recent News
"Conservative MP Chris Chope defends blocking the FGM Bill" in his own words. By Will Frampton
Sir Christopher Chope has written a note to Tory association members defending his blocking of the FGM bill in Parliament. The Chirst Church MP's actions received an angry response from fellow MPs and from the public on social media...read more
"Genital Mutilation Convictions Overturned After New Evidence Showing Victims Remain Intact"
By Emily Laurence
In November 2015, a jury found the mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and former nurse Kubra Magennis guilty of...read more
"A Miscarriage of Justice? The first FGM conviction in the UK has been secured. But at what cost?" By Brid Hehir
In a high profile, three-week trial at the Old Bailey, which finished on 1st February, 2019, a mother from Uganda became the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation by cutting her daughter's genitals. This landmark ruling has delighted the authorities and FGM campaigners, who have convinced themselves that FGM is rampant in the UK. read more
"Tens of Thousands of Married Women in Uganda are Secretly Undergoing 'The Cut' "
By Tonny Onyulo
Gladys Chemtai, 27, says she felt relief after undergoing the "cut" recently.That's because the procedure...read more
"Uganda FGM Ban: Why I Broke the Law to be Circumcised at Age 26" By Catherine Byaruhanga
Sylvia Yeko decided to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) three weeks ago at the age of 26 - even though the practice, which used to be performed on teenage girls, was outlawed in Uganda in 2010. Her circumcision ceremony took place in public - she showed us a video taken on the day. It shows an excited, cheering crowd surrounding Ms Yeko and another woman, whose faces...read more
"Liberia Bans Female Genital Mutilation--But Only For a Year"
By Emma Batha
Liberia has imposed a one-year ban on female genital mutilation - a highly contentious issue in the West African country - but campaigners said on Thursday it may not be enforceable and urged new president George Weah to push for...read more
In Past News
"Judge Drops Major Charge Against Two Metro Detroit Doctors Accused of Female Genital Mutilation"
By Alysa Zavala-Offman
In a court order filed on Sunday, Jan. 14, Judge Bernard A. Friedman dropped a major charge in the case against two metro Detroit doctors accused of performing female genital mutilation on at least four minors...read more
"Police Promise to Learn Lessons After Collapse of FGM Trial in Bristol"
By Steven Morris
Detectives have promised to learn lessons after the groundbreaking trial of a father accused of allowing his six-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) collapsed.
A judge at Bristol crown court ordered that the 29-year-old father be found not guilty of child cruelty...read more
"Three Sentenced to 15 Months in Landmark Female Genital Mutilation Trial"
By Michael Safi
A retired nurse, a mother of two girls and a Dawoodi Bohra community leader have each been sentenced to a maximum 15 months in prison after Australia’s first criminal prosecution for female genital mutilation. A former midwife, Kubra Magennis, and a woman who cannot be named were found guilty in November of carrying out FGM on two girls...read more