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#FGM

# fgm - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

# fgm - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Muslim spokesperson apologises for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”

# fgm - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Harmful and sinful': Islamic Centre of Ireland issues fatwa against female genital mutilation

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri issued the fatwa after a senior Muslim figure in Ireland said the practice is acceptable in some cases.

# fgm - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

Healthcare professionals and the Islamic community have criticised the comments made by the Clonskeagh Mosque’s spokesman.

# fgm - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

# fgm - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Couple accused of genital mutilation of their daughter sent forward for trial FGM

Couple accused of genital mutilation of their daughter sent forward for trial

The offence of genital mutilation, on conviction, can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.

# fgm - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Couple to face trial accused of mutilating their daughter's genitals at Dublin home FGM

Couple to face trial accused of mutilating their daughter's genitals at Dublin home

The couple was arrested this morning.

# fgm - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'It wasn’t hard to decide to run away. FGM was just like death because of the bleeding'

ActionAid is launching a new international strategy, based on supporting people-led efforts to end poverty, injustice and gender inequality, writes CEO Siobhán McGee.

# fgm - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# fgm - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Lack of FGM training: 'Irish doctors and nurses can be at a loss over what to do'

A new programme is starting in Cork that will serve to educate and offer support people who are affected by FGM.

# fgm - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

"A human rights violaton, worse than child abuse" - committee on genital mutilation wants action from gardaí FGM

"A human rights violaton, worse than child abuse" - committee on genital mutilation wants action from gardaí

An Eritrean national, herself the subject of FGM, says she hopes a full prosecution will follow in the case of a man arrested in Dublin in connection with the suspected mutilation of a baby girl.

# fgm - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Man arrested after suspected genital mutilation on two-year-old girl FGM

Man arrested after suspected genital mutilation on two-year-old girl

A file will go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# fgm - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

# fgm - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# fgm - Friday 5 February, 2016

There's a new €163k plan to fight female genital mutilation in Ireland

Nearly 4,000 people in Ireland are estimated to be victims of FGM.

# fgm - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls Dropping The Knife This post contains images

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls

Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.

# fgm - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

'It comes down to private parts of a woman, cut out and kept as trophies.'

A Danish man has been accused of keeping 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer.

# fgm - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# fgm - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# fgm - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.

# fgm - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Woman arrested at Heathrow Airport for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation FGM

Woman arrested at Heathrow Airport for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation

A 13-year-old girl travelling with her has been taken into care.

# fgm - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Ireland's first "landmark" female genital mutilation clinic to open today FGM

Ireland's first "landmark" female genital mutilation clinic to open today

Almost 4,000 women in Ireland are believed to have undergone FGM. FGM is illegal in this country.

# fgm - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation involves partial or total removal of the external female genitalia with the aim of reducing a women’s enjoyment of sex. This abominable practise must be stopped, writes David Dalton.

# fgm - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

VIDEO: Swedish minister under pressure over "tasteless racist spectacle" Controversial Cake This post contains videos

VIDEO: Swedish minister under pressure over "tasteless racist spectacle"

Minister participated in an art installation which depicted the genital mutilation of a prostrate black woman.

# fgm - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Female genital mutilation officially banned in Ireland

Over 3,000 women living in Ireland are believed to have undergone FGM.

# fgm - Friday 10 February, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: Anglo, ministerial Mercs, and Eircom customer data…

More than 3,000 women in Ireland subjected to genital mutilation, says TD FGM

More than 3,000 women in Ireland subjected to genital mutilation, says TD

Jerry Buttimer was speaking as the Government moved to crack down on the practice.

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