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#FGM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape' Seeking Justice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The offence of genital mutilation, on conviction, can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.

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

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

ActionAid is launching a new international strategy, based on supporting people-led efforts to end poverty, injustice and gender inequality, writes CEO Siobhán McGee.

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 "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 Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation Female Genital Cutting

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

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

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 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.

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