FGM

Lawless Liberia: Legal Failure Renews Global Calls For Female Genital Cut Law (Front Page Africa)

6/3/2013 -- Front Page Africa -- “Lawless Liberia: Legal Failure Renews Global Calls For Female Genital Cut Law”; Advocacy Programme Director-FGM,  Efua Dorkenoo on renewed call for anti-FGM in Liberia and the case of Ruth Berry Peale:

Police reexamine hundreds of FGM cases in a bid to bring the first prosecution in Britain (Independent)

4/7/2013 -- The Independent -- "Police go back over cases of female genital mutilation"

Police and prosecutors are reviewing hundreds of historic cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a bid to bring the first prosecution in Britain since the practice was ruled illegal in 1985....

Justice for Ruth Berry Peal, but still no ban on FGM in Liberia (Independent)

4/8/2013 -- The Independent -- "Justice for Ruth Berry Peal, who was forcibly mutilated in Liberia, but still no ban on FGM" Over 58% of women have already undergone FGM in Liberia, where the powerful Sande secret society continues to carry it out on young girls.

Program Officer Grace Uwizeye on girls at risk for FGM in Africa (The Star)

2/8/2013 -- The Star -- "Three million girls at FGM risk in Africa"; Program Officer Grace Uwizeye on girls at risk for FGM in Africa:

Letter from a young girl asking for Equality Now's help so that she won't be subjected to FGM (Evening Standard)

3/5/2013 -- Evening Standard -- "Please help… I don’t want to be cut like my sister when we go back to Africa"; Equality Now received a letter from a young girl, telling how her 12-year-old sister was subjected to FGM by aunts at her grandmother’s home in Gambia. She doesn't want the same thing to happen to her.

Kidnappers jailed for forcing Liberian woman to undergo FGM in Liberia (TrustLaw)

3/12/2013 -- TrustLaw -- "Kidnappers jailed for forcing Liberian woman to undergo FGM"; Efua Dorkenoo discusses progress in the case of Ruth Berry Peal and the urgent need for continued action.

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