is Hilary Burrage's website to
- *promote information and opinion from and by campaigners, 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 books, Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective (a textbook) and Female Mutilation (narratives from survivors and campaigners globally). To read more about FGM, please see here: Hilary Burrage / FGM.
Susan Masling spoke on 15 October 2016 at the Third Annual Walk to End FGM in Washington DC, supporting the great work of the Global Woman Peace Foundation, and representing the Department of Justice and the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section.
This is her address, which offers an update of the work by that Department , and across other US agencies, on Female Genital Mutilation, and which also makes it clear that the correct term for this harmful procedure is indeed ‘Mutilation‘.
Part of Aida Silvestri’s solo exhibition Unsterile Clinic, join us for a free panel discussion marking the 2nd anniversary of the Girl Summit which was co-hosted by DfID, UNICEF and the Home Office in 2014 to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
A book by Ugandan author and activist Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa that focuses on the realities of Female Genital Mutilation and teaches women how to reclaim their bodies as a source of power and significance.
The Ring: a look at early marriage in Iran
A new book, The Ring, about early marriage in Iran, was published in Persian recently in Iran. The book, written by Rayehe Mozafarian, has opened a campaign to stop early marriage in Iran.
This book and campaign are intended to find and reveal the facts related to child marriage and to look at the causes of this issue.
6th – 16th June, Lady Margaret Hall, Jerwood Room, University of Oxford
Duke Asidere . Wande George . Helen Idehen . Angela Japhet . Imonikebe Manasseh . Alloysius Osagie . Sam Ovraiti . Olubunmi Temitope Oyasanya . Stella Ubigho . Godfrey Williams-Okorodus . Midy Yves Midahuen
New estimates suggest there are 200,000,000 women and girls living with FGM today. This is a truly global epidemic.
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Espila Lucy shares notes from her own website:
Lessons Learnt From the Girls’ Camp in Baragoi, Samburu County
In August 2015, Caritas Maralal in partnership with CORDAID reached a total of 350 girls through a camping activity in Samburu North, in Baragoi primary school. Campers were from Ngilai, Bendera, Baragoi, Nachola, Natiti and Nalingagor primary schools. The sessions were led by 8 facilitators from AMREF, World Vision, Straight talk foundation, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. During the camp that lasted for a week, the girls were involved in interactive sessions on life skills, the role of girls in peace building, harmful cultural practices, such as FGM (female genital mutilation), early/ forced marriages, beading and human rights.