Stop FGM :
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a cruel legacy of patriarchal societies and traditions stretching back over millennia. Yet still it occurs, even in Britain and the developed world: in the UK over 20,000 girls are thought to be at high risk or victims annually.
You can read about what FGM entails and what its consequences are here. It is a complex and life-threatening custom which will require multiple approaches at many levels before it can finally be eradicated.
Over the years, with my background in health, education, diversity/ equality and the welfare of young people, I have become increasingly involved in urgent efforts to make FGM history.
My more recent reports and blogs on this campaign are located on this website:
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Previously I wrote about FGM on another website, here.
If you would like to become more active in the campaign to eradicate FGM in the UK, please feel free to contact me via this dedicated NoFGM.UK email address.
For further information on FGM please follow the links below, which include details of two e-petitions to Stop FGM, one for UK residents and citizens, and one for people everywhere to sign
Hilary’s up-dated blogs on NoFGM: here.
There is a full explanation of FGM here, and you can also find out more here: #NoFGM: A Listing For [UK] Action & References On Female Genital Mutilation – a collated (and growing) list of organisations and reports for those who want to find the major aspects of the issue in one place.
The #NoFGM Daily News carries reports of all items shared on Twitter that day about FGM – brings many organisations and developments into focus.
A model motion which, appropriately adapted to suit context, can be proposed for consideration, awareness-raising and debate by political and community organisations and other interests is located here (towards the bottom of that page).
Please sign HM Government e-petition, No. 35313, to STOP Female Genital Mutilation (FGM / ‘cutting’) in Britain (for UK citizens and residents).
This e-petition is open for signatures until 26 June 2013.
There is also an e-petition for everyone, everywhere to sign: UK Government: Enforce the UK law which forbids FGM (Female Genital so-called ‘Cutting’).
PLEASE NOTE: This page concerns only female genital mutilation; comments concerning male circumcision (MGM) will not be accepted here, but are welcomed as contributions - or will be transferred – to debate on this website’s dedicated MGM post page.
I look forward to your contributions to the STOP FGM debate >>>>>>