FGM

  1. Egyptians breaking FGM ban face 20-year jail term

    BBC World Service

    A knife used to when performing female genital mutilations
    Image caption: It is estimated one in 20 girls and women in the world have undergone some form of FGM

    The Egyptian cabinet has approved the toughening of a law banning female genital mutilation (FGM) by raising the maximum penalty to 20 years in prison.

    A survey in 2016 found that almost 90% of Egyptian women between 15 and 49 had undergone FGM, despite a ban that was imposed in 2008.

    Under the new amendments to the law, anyone requesting FGM would also face jail.

    The law still has to be passed by both parliament and the president.

    Women's rights groups say the ban has never been properly enforced.

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    Video caption: Kenya Covid-19: Has the pandemic led to an increase in FGM?

    There are concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic has created the environment for a rise in FGM cases in Kenya.

  3. How crowdmapping is preventing FGM in Tanzania

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    Video caption: Thousands of girls in rural communities have escaped FGM thanks to crowdsourced mapping

    Thousands of girls in rural communities in Tanzania have escaped FGM thanks to crowdsourced mapping

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    Video caption: Sudan banned FGM - what happens next?

    FGM was outlawed by Sudan's new Sovereign Council, who have been in power since August 2019.

  5. Officers trained to help forced marriage victims

    Rebecca Curley

    Local Democracy Reporter

    Police officers are being trained to help victims of forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and honour-based abuse crimes.

    Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said although the number of honour-based crimes is not high in Surrey he welcomed the move to crackdown on “harmful traditional practices”.

    Forty officers have been trained to guide and advise officers and staff when investigating crimes such as forced marriage and FGM, and more will be trained in April 2020, Surrey Police said.

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    Video caption: FGM victim urges others to seek help as new clinics open in England

    Patricia Mansaray says clinics opening across England will help victims of FGM speak out and explain what they are going through physically and mentally.

  7. FGM victim urges others to seek help

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    Video caption: FGM victim urges others to seek help as new clinics open in England

    Patricia Mansaray says clinics opening across England will help victims of FGM speak out and explain what they are going through physically and mentally.