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#Female Genital Mutilation

From TheJournal.ie Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution 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 TheJournal.ie, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie '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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today 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.

From TheJournal.ie Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month 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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial Dublin

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

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision' 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.

From TheJournal.ie FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries 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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly' FGM

'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.

From TheJournal.ie How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM 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.”

From TheJournal.ie Muslim spokesperson apologises for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM Dr Ali Selim

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

“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Harmful and sinful': Islamic Centre of Ireland issues fatwa against female genital mutilation 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.

From TheJournal.ie Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

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

From TheJournal.ie No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie "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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day' 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctor cleared in Britain's first ever female genital mutilation trial 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.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth 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.

From TheJournal.ie Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland? 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.

From TheJournal.ie More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk 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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work Africa Day

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent' Africa Day

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'It was done one day without warning' – a terrifying story of genital mutilation Violence Against Girls

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.

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