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Female Genital Cutting in Sweden

In June 2014, the article below appeared in The Local – an online newspaper that provides Swedish News in English. At the time, we noted that we could not substantiate claims since we had not seen the study. Since then, a new article has been published that clarified some details, including that: “The paper reported that 60

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Change in Indonesia?

Indonesian Government condones FGC In the past we have blogged about the Indonesian Government condoning the medicalisation of female genital cutting, and hence the promotion of the practice. In 2011 we submitted information on the situation of FGC in Indonesia for consideration in the context of the Universal Periodic Review of Indonesia, an instrument of

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What is the best way to fundraise?

A recent fundraiser to end female genital cutting through a public event with a sex toy, claiming to raise awareness and funds about FGC on our behalf, was a viral success. Whilst you don’t need advance permission to fundraise for us, of course, if you’re thinking of doing something controversial, it is best to consider

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FGC in the Maldives: another reminder of the global spread

A few years ago we came across some worrying articles describing the rise of female genital cutting in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives. In this article, dated 2009, the Attorney General of the southernmost Addu atoll in the Maldives told a human rights event of a worrying trend towards female genital cutting being

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First FGC prosecutions in the UK: another step on the road

Today the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced that the UK is making the first prosecution for female genital cutting, allegedly carried out by a doctor at the Whittington Hospital in London. The Independent reported the following: “Dr Dhanoun Dharmasena is accused of committing an offence under a 2003 law on a woman who gave birth at

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