Two new studies have found there is still much more to be done to protect young girls against female genital
‘FGM is ferocious, barbaric and should not be practised anywhere in the world,’ says survivor who was ‘cut’ aged 7
When Patricia Ajayi was seven years old and living in Nigeria, she and her sister were taken away on ‘holiday’ with her grandmother and ‘cut’, without the knowledge of their parents.
Manchester taxi drivers are set to become the eyes and ears of the city, looking and listening out for signs of domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and hate crime.
A Manchester female genital mutilation awareness charity, Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA), is calling for ‘widespread community’ action to fill the ‘gaping hole’ in the provision of support for FGM victims.
Statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre on January 30 reveal that FGM is prevalent in the Central Manchester area, with up to 2,000 women believed to be at risk.
Julie Ward MEP, a member of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality committee, believes that more ‘compassionate’ forms of politics are needed to achieve ‘zero tolerance’ towards FGM.
The report – Tackling Hidden Crimes and Behaviours – published on January 14 by Manchester City Council states that the city is a ‘hotspot’ for unreported sex crimes such as female genital mutilation.
Government ‘consistently refuse to support prevention’ of barbaric genital mutilation, says human rights advocate
The Government has ‘consistently refused’ to support female genital mutilation (FGM) prevention, according to a Manchester-based human rights organisation.
FGM is the practice of ritual removal of some or all of the female external genitalia, and is typically conducted by a traditional circumciser using a blade or razor, with or without anaesthesia
Oldham charities and politicians show their support for International Day of the Girl, a UN campaign against gender equality and abuse of girls wordlwide
Police quiz families landing from FGM ‘at risk’ countries at Manchester Airport after ‘fake summer hols’ reports
From September 1, Greater Manchester Police supported by Manchester Airport and the UK Border Force monitored 115 flights and a referral was made to the local authority following concerns over a young girl returning from a flight