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Mother found guilty of FGM in historic case in Britain

On Friday, February 1, a Ugandan mother from London was convicted of “subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation…in Britain’s first conviction for FGM,” the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. FGM was made illegal in the country more than thirty years ago. The woman, who for legal reasons must remain unidentified, could be sentenced to…

Death of 10-year-old Somali girl triggers country’s first FGM prosecution

Somalia’s Attorney General, Ahmed Ali Dahir, has announced the country’s first prosecution over FGM, after a 10-year-old girl haemorrhaged to death after undergoing a traditional cutting in mid-July 2018, the Guardian reported. At a conference on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Dahir said that a team of ten investigators had been dispatched…

Amir Rizvi

3 out of 4 Bohra girls forced to undergo FGM New study makes shocking revelations on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

A newly published study, titled ‘The Clitoral Hood: A Contested Site’ has found that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is widely prevalent among India’s Bohra community. The qualitative study, which involved interviews with 94 people–83 women and 11 men–has revealed that 75% of daughters (aged 7 and above) of all respondents had undergone FGM/C, or ‘khafd’,…

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