Female Genital Mutilation

South Sudan aims to eradicate fistula

The South Sudan state of Western Bahr el Ghazal has launched a campaign to tackle the problem of fistula . Health minister Isaac Clerto wants to put an end to the condition which can occur after complications during childbirth. Mr Clerto stated that the project will involve the creation of a new...

FGM cases found in Swedish school

As many as 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been found in a single community in eastern Sweden since March, according to Swedish news provider The Local. School health services in Norrköping reportedly identified the issue when it emerged that all 30 of the girls in a single class...

Muslim Council of Britain: FGM ‘un-Islamic’

Female genital mutilation is “un-Islamic” and is bringing the faith into disrepute, according to the Muslim Council of Britain. The London Evening Standard reports that UK’s leading Muslim organisation is campaigning to show followers of the religion that FGM is contrary to Islam...

Yemen looks to ban FGM

Yemen is poised to vote on legislation that would ban female genital mutilation (FGM). In the coming months the nation is expected to vote on a new Child Rights Act, which will ban both FGM and child marriage before the age of 18.

Ending violence against women a priority, says Ban Ki-moon

The UN secretary general has insisted ending violence against women is one of his top priorities.

Unicef questions need to perform FGM in Muslim nations

A Unicef official has questioned why female genital mutilation (FGM) needs to be carried out in Muslim countries.

FGM 'frighteningly widespread', says UN secretary-general

The UN secretary general has warned that female genital mutilation (FGM) remains "frighteningly widespread" throughout the world...

New Kenyan anti-FGM position welcomed

A former Kenyan minister who has been made the country's new head of the Anti- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Board has welcomed her appointment...

'More than half' of London GPs have treated FGM victim

A new survey has revealed more than half of GPs in London have treated a patient who has been a victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year.

Four FGM arrests in Kenya

The prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kenya has once again been highlighted after police officers arrested four people in relation to the practice.