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

May 26th 2020, 4:09 PM 23,095 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2020, 10:32 PM 21,918 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.

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution
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'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 17,471 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.

'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial
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'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 30,803 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.

Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months
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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 112,109 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
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Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today

Jan 27th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,099 Views 0 Comments

The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.

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

Dec 20th 2019, 1:21 PM 9,857 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Dec 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,467 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,645 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2019, 2:53 PM 53,432 Views 0 Comments

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

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

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 4:44 PM 15,689 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 5:09 PM 24,308 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.

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter
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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 30,624 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 12:40 PM 15,136 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 20th 2019, 4:50 PM 39,239 Views 0 Comments

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

Jul 21st 2019, 9:00 PM 116,942 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2018, 7:30 PM 25,749 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Feb 15th 2018, 5:30 PM 20,192 Views 108 Comments

“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”

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

Feb 13th 2018, 7:18 AM 29,787 Views 106 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2018, 12:47 PM 51,744 Views 308 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 18,685 Views 70 Comments

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

Dec 21st 2017, 4:21 PM 22,338 Views 0 Comments

The couple was arrested this morning.

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

Jun 24th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,944 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Jan 26th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,505 Views 24 Comments

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

No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland
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No one has ever been convicted of female genital mutilation in Ireland

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 12,171 Views 34 Comments

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

Sep 28th 2016, 6:15 AM 12,455 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.

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

Sep 24th 2016, 8:29 AM 49,321 Views 201 Comments

A file will go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 45,141 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.

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

Feb 5th 2016, 11:50 AM 14,530 Views 96 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2015, 9:00 PM 33,159 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:27 AM 23,333 Views 0 Comments

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

Doctor cleared in Britain's first ever female genital mutilation trial
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Doctor cleared in Britain's first ever female genital mutilation trial

Feb 4th 2015, 8:54 PM 15,417 Views 21 Comments

He was accused of performing an FGM procedure on a woman who gave birth at his hospital in 2012 following damage caused by labour.

Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth
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Doctor accused of female genital mutilation of woman after childbirth

Jan 19th 2015, 4:55 PM 13,449 Views 0 Comments

The woman initially underwent FGM in Somalia at the age of six. Her stitches tore during childbirth.

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 10,900 Views 68 Comments

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

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk
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More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

Jul 28th 2014, 7:15 AM 15,799 Views 24 Comments

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

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 41 Comments

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

May 20th 2014, 1:03 PM 147 Views 58 Comments

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

May 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 20,660 Views 30 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2014, 6:15 AM 77,343 Views 157 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 1,564 Views 61 Comments

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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