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.'

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_2311/qa-how-one-woman-demands-answers-and-end-fgm

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.'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23001119