FGM and the Law

Guest Blog by Ayako Fujihara - The role of NGOs in contributing to the reduction of FGM: Case Studies of Togo and Benin

28 October 2016 FGM and the Law General FGM

This paper employs a cross-country comparison of the role of NGOs in advocating an end to FGM, in order to explore what can be done in countries that have legislated against the practice but have seen limited success in enforcement. As of 2015, 25 countries in Africa have legislations or decrees against FGM. Practices in Togo and Benin will be discussed as both countries have seen a significant decline in the prevalence rate of FGM over the past 2 decades.

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How do we deal with FGM? Guest blog by Hannah Cotton

05 August 2015 FGM and the Law

A guest blog by 17 year old Hannah Cotton who recently completed a project on FGM and is now sharing her newly acquired knowledge to help end the practice and protect other girls from being cut.

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Don't suffer in silence - Guest Blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

26 May 2015 FGM and the Law

We are very pleased to share this guest blog by Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC on why tackling violence against Girls and Women, including FGM, is a priority and how she wants to improve the response in Northumbria and nationally.

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That’s one small step for the courts, but one giant leap for FGM awareness

05 February 2015 FGM and the Law

A blog by 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton reflecting on the outcome of the UK's first prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

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FGM: can't you just pass a law against it? - blog by Caroline Overton

21 October 2014 FGM and the Law

As the UK’s Ministry of Justice publishes a raft of new measures to protect girls and women from FGM 28 Too Many Programmes Manager Caroline Overton asks, FGM: can’t you just pass a law against it?

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