Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Education is central to ending FGM

I'v' been reading articles, reports and the like for several years know and I agree 200%. It should be a crime to torture and mutilate a child and police and emrgency rooms should be educated and it should be punishable and a jail sentence should be enforced and, and, and. All the above is probably good for the short term.

But ... I think that the only (right) way to go (especially long term) is to inform and educate the people. ALL the people. Show/"prove" that mutilating girls only leads to pain and suffering. There is no advantage. Not a single one. 

"A practice that demeans, dehumanises and injures is not a tradition, it's a human rights violation. Headteachers can help stop this."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

170.000 at risk - is this true?

And this is not worldwide and not on the black continent! This is in the so-called modern, civilised world. In the UK of all places.

“Our own research suggests that the number of women and girls living with FGM in the UK is more likely to be around 170,000 -almost three times the existing official figures – and that 65,000 girls aged 13 and under are at risk of mutilation.”

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shocking images

Can someone tell me one good reason why a young girl should undergo this?

How in the world can a woman do this to a six or so year old girl? These are scars, pain and traumas for the rest of her life! Please help to stop these barbaric acts.

This also proves that is not Female Genital Cutting but real MUTILATION.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Bogaletch Gebre

'Bogaletch Gebre knows exactly what women in her Ethiopian community are going through. Along with her sisters, the women's rights activist was a victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was a child in a part of Ethiopia where the practise was carried out on every girl.'

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Seven years old

'A girl of seven was the youngest victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) treated by the NHS in the past two years, according to new data.'

'Some 20,000 girls in England and Wales are thought to be at risk, according to government estimates, but there is a lack of accurate figures.'

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Treatment for Genital Mutilation

Not one, not ten but 640 women have been mutilated. And this in 2013 and in the UK!

'It has been revealed 640 females have been treated at a Birmingham hospital for genital mutilation. Heartlands Hospital, in Bordesley Green, is a specialist centre in the UK and treats victims of cruel ritual'