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# Female Genital Mutilation

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Retrial for two convicted of female genital mutilation after convictions quashed on appeal
The trial has been ruled “unfair” by the Court of Appeal because of issues with translation.
Parents jailed over female genital mutilation of daughter want child re-examined
A court heard there is “some disagreement between medical experts” regarding what actually happened to the girl.
# Dublin
Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence
The man and his wife were jailed in January, in the first case of its kind in Ireland.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM
It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution
In an exclusive interview with, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial
A married couple were yesterday given prison sentences after being convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their young daughter.
# Dublin
Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months
Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.
# Dublin
Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today
The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.
# Dublin
Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month
Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.
# Genital Mutilation
'There was no anaesthetic, nothing': Call for urgent action to protect girls in Ireland from FGM
Ireland’s first conviction for female genital mutilation has highlighted how girls are at risk here.
# evidence
Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.
# Dublin
Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial
Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.
# Dublin
Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'
A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.
# Dublin
FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries
The girl’s father gave evidence today, both he and his wife deny carrying out FGM on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.
# Dublin
Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter
A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.
# Dublin
Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears
A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.
# Dublin
Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy
Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.
'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.
# cutting
How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM
“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”
# Dr Ali Selim
Muslim spokesperson apologises for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM
“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”
# Condemnation
'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.
# Dr Ali Selim
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.
# threats and intimidation
'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.
Couple to face trial accused of mutilating their daughter's genitals at Dublin home
The couple was arrested this morning.
'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.
# Female Genital Mutilation
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.
# Banned
No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said there have been no prosecutions despite the law being in effect for four years.
"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.
Man arrested after suspected genital mutilation on two-year-old girl
A file will go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'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.
# ending fgm
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.
# dropping the knife
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.
# South Africa
'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.
# Not Guilty
Doctor cleared in Britain's first ever female genital mutilation trial
He was accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave birth at his hospital in 2012 following damage caused by labour.
# London
Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth
The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.
# law on paper
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.
# Children
More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk
In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.
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.
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.
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.