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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 Speaks at the Global Woman Peace Foundation Event on 15 October 2016

October 15, 2016

16-10-15-end-fgm-walk-dc-img_2419-36Susan 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‘.

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Health, Advocacy and Art: A Panel Discussion on Ending FGM (London, Friday 22 July 2016)

July 5, 2016

16.07.22 Unsterile Clinic Aida Silvestri TYPE_III_C1_600_748_80_sFriday 22nd July, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Rivington Place (off Rivington Street), London, EC2A 3BA (visitor information below).  Free.

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).

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Tears of Resilience: a book that focuses on female genital mutilation, by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa

July 5, 2016

16.07.05 Tears of Resilience by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa 13329369_563060290542596_205395464363363037_oTEARS OF RESILIENCE

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.

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The Ring: Early Marriage in Iran, by Rayehe Mozafarian

July 2, 2016

16.07.02 The Ring Rayehe Mozarfarian 2The 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.

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Through the Eyes of Nigerian Artists Confronting FGM: An Exhibition, Oxford, June 2016

June 6, 2016

16.06.14-16 Nigerian artists FGM Alloysius Osagie 'Infibulation Stone' P1100960 (62)Through the Eyes of Nigerian Artists Confronting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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

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The Guardian Global Media #EndFGM Campaign has a new Facebook page

March 8, 2016

16.03.08 FGM logoIt’s International Women’s Day, and the End FGM Guardian Global Media Campaign has a new #EndFGM Facebook page.

New estimates suggest there are 200,000,000 women and girls living with FGM today.  This is a truly global epidemic.

Please visit and support this new page at

Thank you all for your support!

Petition to End Female Genital Mutilation in India

January 10, 2016

Mubina Jamdar writes:

Please support our petition to End Female Genital Mutilation in India.

Despite clear guidelines from WHO and international outcry to stop the practice, we face a wall of barriers to even propose the idea of banning FGM to the government of India.

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