is Hilary Burrage's website to promote information and opinion from and by researchers and writers who share her concern to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and beyond. Potential contributors are invited to email Hilary to discuss proposals for this website.
Most of the articles on female genital mutilation (FGM) below are generously contributed by expert guest contributors with particular professional or personal knowledge and experience.
Hilary Burrage (editor of this website) has also posted many pieces on aspects of FGM, in conjunction with research for her book, now in preparation, on eradicating female genital mutilation in the UK.
To read more, please see here: Hilary Burrage / FGM.
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The term ‘female genital mutilation’ was adopted in 1990 by the Inter-African Committee (IAC) on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, and in 1991 the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that the United Nations adopt it as well. It has now been confirmed by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation. The turning point in this debate was the Bamako Declaration of 6 April 2005, issued by the sixth General Assembly of the IAC, in Mali.
It is important to acknowledge the Bamako message, an edited (abbreviated) version of which follows:
What follows is the text of Dr Karen Ellison’s thesis on legal and medical issues around female genital mutilation in Britain, published in September 2013.
This is a very valuable contribution to developments in the field of UK medical-legal aspects of FGM, and is re-published here with Dr Ellison’s permission.
Karen Ellison can be contacted here.
Commentary and reports about FGM are now being added to the literature very rapidly. For up-to-the-minute information and opinion on what’s happening in the UK
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The #NoFGM Daily News (a free on-line resource) also carries reports every day from around the world on items about FGM shared on Twitter – brings many British, regional and global organisations and developments into focus. Please add hashtag #FGM to be included.
Hilary Burrage, the writer / editor of this website, can be contacted direct via email, here. (Please leave both email and phone contact details if you can.)
Much praise to you Hilary for launching this e-petition and purpose-specific website and, generally, for your initiative and huge investment of time and effort to increase awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK, urging the Government to do everything possible to eradicate this practice.
I’m sure your articles and tireless tweets on the subject [@NoFGM_UK / #NoFGM] have brought this issue to the attention of many people who would not otherwise have been aware of FGM or troubled themselves with it.