End Female Genital Mutilation: join the Guardian’s campaign – video

Survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) from all over the world, including the UK, call for an immediate end to the practice. FGM – aimed at controlling women's sexuality – dates back as far as ancient Egypt and has led to 130 million mutilated women and…Read More

Gambian women fleeing female genital mutilation threat.

Fear of female genital mutilation (FGM) is grounds for seeking asylum in the UK, but campaigners say that hundreds of women have had such applications rejected. Newsnight's Sue Lloyd-Roberts spoke to two women from The Gambia whose applications failed, and…Read More

Ending FGM: Where do we stand in Europe?

The END FGM European Campaign released its latest publication which provides an update on the situation in Europe in relation to the practice of female genital mutilation. It consolidates the knowledge and commitments gathered by the Campaign through its Art…Read More

Malala Yousafzai speech in full

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. Source: BBC News

With (he)art against FGM - Text written by a Spanish girl, Sandra Botella Vigara, about FGM

"I am a 14 year old Spanish girl, last summer I saw the movie "Desert Flower", and I didn’t know anything about this movie until then, though it has been released much earlier. The reason for this is because I live in a small village with only 3,500…Read More

Young African men raised in London 'now oppose FGM'

Young men who have been brought up in London strongly oppose female genital mutilation even if their ethnic communities still practise it, a new study…Read More

Thirteen-year-old girl died on Thursday while undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM)

Message from Ambassador Lucy Mashua Sharp: "A thirteen-year-old girl died on Thursday while undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). According to Tamer Ghanem, Al-Dostour Party office head in Aga, asurgeon, Raslan Fadl, conducted the surgery on Soheir…Read More
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