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#FGM

# fgm - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'
# Child Marriage
# Child Marriage

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'

Jun 30th 2020, 8:24 AM 25,050 Views 11 Comments

The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.

# fgm - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence
# Dublin
# Dublin

Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence

May 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 23,087 Views 0 Comments

The man and his wife were jailed in January, in the first case of its kind in Ireland.

# fgm - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM

Feb 12th 2020, 10:32 PM 21,914 Views 0 Comments

It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.

# fgm - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution

Feb 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 17,465 Views 0 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.

# fgm - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial
# Female Genital Mutilation
# 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

Jan 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,784 Views 0 Comments

A married couple were yesterday given prison sentences after being convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their young daughter.

# fgm - Monday 27 January, 2020

Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months
# Dublin
# Dublin

Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months

Updated Jan 27th 2020, 1:15 PM 112,052 Views 0 Comments

Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.

Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today

Jan 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,092 Views 0 Comments

The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.

# fgm - Friday 20 December, 2019

Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month

Dec 20th 2019, 1:21 PM 9,844 Views 0 Comments

Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

# fgm - Saturday 7 December, 2019

'There was no anaesthetic, nothing': Call for urgent action to protect girls in Ireland from FGM
# Genital Mutilation
# Genital Mutilation

'There was no anaesthetic, nothing': Call for urgent action to protect girls in Ireland from FGM

Dec 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,448 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s first conviction for female genital mutilation has highlighted how girls are at risk here.

# fgm - Friday 29 November, 2019

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial
# Evidence
# Evidence

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

Nov 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,638 Views 0 Comments

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

# fgm - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial
# Dublin
# Dublin

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial

Nov 28th 2019, 2:53 PM 53,418 Views 0 Comments

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

# fgm - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 4:44 PM 15,684 Views 0 Comments

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

# fgm - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries
# Dublin
# Dublin

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 5:09 PM 24,306 Views 0 Comments

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.

# fgm - Monday 25 November, 2019

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter
# Dublin
# Dublin

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter

Updated Nov 25th 2019, 5:45 PM 30,615 Views 0 Comments

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

# fgm - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears
# Dublin
# Dublin

Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears

Nov 21st 2019, 12:40 PM 15,134 Views 0 Comments

A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.

# fgm - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy
# Dublin
# Dublin

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy

Updated Nov 20th 2019, 4:50 PM 39,232 Views 0 Comments

Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.

# fgm - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child
# FGM
# FGM

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

Nov 19th 2019, 2:46 PM 19,200 Views 0 Comments

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

# fgm - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation
# FGM
# FGM

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

Oct 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 25,457 Views 11 Comments

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

# fgm - Monday 22 July, 2019

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'
# Seeking Justice
# Seeking Justice

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:00 PM 75,393 Views 10 Comments

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

# fgm - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'
# FGM
# FGM

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,777 Views 20 Comments

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

# fgm - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Mar 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 20,365 Views 0 Comments

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

# fgm - Friday 31 August, 2018

Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'

Aug 31st 2018, 7:00 AM 14,178 Views 60 Comments

Minister Josepha Madigan writes about how she is inspired by Ifra Ahmed and her fight against FGM in Ireland.

# fgm - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM
# Cutting
# Cutting

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

Mar 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,746 Views 24 Comments

“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
# Dr Ali Selim
# Dr Ali Selim

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

Feb 15th 2018, 5:30 PM 20,181 Views 108 Comments

“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
# Condemnation
# Condemnation

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

Feb 13th 2018, 7:18 AM 29,785 Views 118 Comments

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
# Dr Ali Selim
# Dr Ali Selim

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

Feb 10th 2018, 12:47 PM 51,711 Views 308 Comments

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'
# Threats And Intimidation
# Threats And Intimidation

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

Feb 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,679 Views 70 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Feb 1st 2018, 1:40 PM 18,704 Views 0 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Dec 21st 2017, 4:21 PM 22,336 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Aug 6th 2017, 3:00 PM 6,689 Views 29 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,941 Views 57 Comments

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'
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

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

Jan 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,502 Views 24 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Sep 28th 2016, 6:15 AM 12,453 Views 87 Comments

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
# FGM

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

Sep 24th 2016, 8:29 AM 49,315 Views 201 Comments

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
# Female Genital Cutting
# Female Genital Cutting

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

Feb 28th 2016, 7:30 AM 24,876 Views 70 Comments

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'
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

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

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 44,929 Views 80 Comments

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
# Ending Fgm
# Ending Fgm

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

Feb 5th 2016, 11:50 AM 14,526 Views 96 Comments

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
# Dropping The Knife

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

Nov 22nd 2015, 9:00 PM 33,139 Views 35 Comments

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.'
# South Africa
# South Africa

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

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:27 AM 23,312 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Law On Paper
# Law On Paper

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 10,895 Views 68 Comments

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

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