Twitter has faced a backlash after adverts advocating female genital mutilation on children were viewed more than 30,000 times after being promoted on the website.
A Muslim group calling itself Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom posted a tweet last week justifying ‘khafz’ – or female circumcision – on young girls.
Travellers who fear they are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) or trafficking can now alert the authorities through a colour-coded warning system in airport toilet cubicles.
Stickers displayed in toilets at Birmingham airport ask passengers at risk of FGM, trafficking or modern-day slavery to call West Midlands police. Each cubicle is assigned a colour, so that specialist staff can identify and reach anyone who needs support.
“I was about 11 or 12 years old. Several people held me down. Then they cut me. They laid me on the table. I can still see the image. I had such horrific pain. Then they sewed me together. They tied my legs together for a month so that the wound would heal.”
Following an increase of arrivals from countries where female genital mutilation is most prevalent (FGM), the women’s rights organization Terre des Femmes estimates that 65,000 affected women are now living in Germany — an increase of 12 percent on last year.
A three-year-old girl needed emergency surgery after allegedly being subjected to female genital mutilation which left her severely wounded.
A London couple were appearing in court today accused of carrying out the procedure.
It is alleged the man, 42, and woman, 36, both understood to be of African heritage, mutilated the girl at their east London home.
A 10-year-old girl has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia, the first confirmed death in years in a country where complications from the procedure are usually denied, activists claim.
According to anti-FGM campaigners familiar with the case, Deeqa Dahir Nuur was taken on 14 July to a traditional cutter in the remote village of Olol, roughly 65km from Dhusmareb, in central Galmudug state.
A Somali woman from canton Neuchâtel has been sentenced to eight months’ prison over the genital mutilation of her two daughters, in the first Swiss case of its kind after a law change.
The girls were six and a half and seven when the procedure was carried out between 2013-2015 in Somalia and Ethiopia.
Health bosses across the region have vowed to end female genital mutilation as hundreds of new cases are reported.
It comes after figures from NHS Digital suggest that the number of new victims identified by health professionals is increasing.
In Bristol around 535 victims of FGM – where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason – were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.
Wales is opening its first female genital mutilation (FGM) clinic to provide medical and psychological help for victims of the abhorrent practice.
It’s estimated that 2,000 women and girls in Wales live with FGM.
FGM is often carried out for religious and cultural reasons, usually associated with Islam. In some sects of Islam, FGM is mandatory. It is promoted by the Ulema Council in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country by population.
According to The Independent, one FGM case is reported every hour in the U.K.
Wales is opening its first-ever female genital mutilation (FGM) clinic to provide medical and psychological help to victims of the practice imported from Africa and Asia.
Wales is the second-smallest of the Home Nations which make up the United Kingdom, with a population of only around three million and relatively low level of immigration compared to neighbouring England — which already has five FGM clinics.
A bill to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM) in Maine was squashed by House Democrats due to political correctness and misplaced concerns about Islamophobia.
The vote ironically came during the “Week of the Young Child.”
A father punished his ten-year-old daughter by recruiting someone to perform female genital mutilation on her with a razor blade, the Old Bailey heard today.
The 50-year-old father of four, who cannot be named, invited someone to their south London home to cut the girl on two separate occasions.
It is alleged that the ordeal went on for ten minutes and the girl would cry out in pain, but her father only ‘egged on’ the cutter.
Why have there been NO convictions for FGM in Britain yet? PAUL BRACCHI sees the UK’s second ever female genital mutilation trial collapse leaving dozens of unanswered questions
The young father in the dock at Bristol Crown Court was accused of the most shameful crime.
‘Cruelty on a person under the age of 16’, it said on the indictment, which gave little indication of the circumstances surrounding his arrest.
All child cruelty cases are, by their very nature, disturbing, but few more so than the events that led to this trial.
The defendant, we heard, was a 29-year-old Somali-born taxi driver who cannot be named for legal reasons; the victim, the jury was told, was his six-year-old daughter.
This was a sick farce.
The government of Somaliland issued a fatwa (religious edict) making female genital mutilation (FGM) mandatory for all females.