FGM guilty conviction in Dublin quashed

Originally posted on The Berer Blog This was the headline on more than half a dozen Irish news sites on 18-19 November 2021. In all but two, the same report was repeated, almost word for word as if the writers…
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UK Somalis ‘racially profiled’ over FGM

  By Rachel StonehouseVictoria Derbyshire programme Published13 January (BBC News) Parents are wrongly being arrested and having their children taken into care due to the stigma around female genital mutilation (FGM), members of the UK Somali community have told the…
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Judging without knowing us

Victim and criminal: stories from Black women who have been stigmatised by the anti-FGM narrative February 6th marks the 17th anniversary of the United Nation’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. (FGM).The ambitious anti-FGM movement that ensued…
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Hidden Voices: The importance of ethnography in FGM storytelling

An extraordinary meeting was held in London on 15 February 2019. At first glance, it appeared to be just another hosted by the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. But in reality it was the first where activists,…
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