FGM

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.

Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it (WNN)

1/18/2013 -- Women News Network -- "Moves to medicalize female mutilation could destroy ‘Stop FGM’ advocacy"; Nairobi Office Director Faiza Mohamed on how moves to 'medicalize' FGM jeopardise decades of work to eliminate it entirely. 

New Wins Speed Gains in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation (HuffPo)

1/3/2013 -- Huffington Post -- "New Wins Speed Gains in the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation"; Global Director Yasmeen Hassan on the recent global advances in the fight against FGM.

The impact of UN call for global ban on FGM (TrustLaw)

12/20/2012 -- TrustLaw -- "NGOs mull impact of UN call for global ban on FGM";Faiza Mohamed, Nairobi Office Director for Equality Now discusses the need to use global ban on FGM as an advocacy tool to pressure governments.

UN Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Is a Landmark Event (HuffPo UK)

12/21/2012 -- Huffington Post UK -- "UN Global Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Is a Landmark Event"; Efua Dorkenoo on exciting progress on the global fight to end FGM.

Efua Dorkenoo on efforts to end FGM in the UK (Sunday Express)

12/16/2012 -- Sunday Express -- "End Vile Practice of Female Genital Mutilation" In the first of a series of top-level meetings in London, a group of ­senior police, government officials and experts – including Equality Now's Efua Dorkenoo – began work on tough new measures to crack down on FGM.

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation in the UK: The Way Forward (Huffington Post UK)

12/4/2012 -- Huffington Post UK -- "Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation in the UK: The Way Forward" Advocacy Director, FGM Program, Efua Dorkenoo on educational and legislative efforts to eliminate FGM in the UK, including the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on FGM, for which Equality Now is the Secretariat.

Equality Now welcomes intensification of global efforts to eliminate FGM

Equality Now commends the 26 November 2012 adoption of a resolution (Res L21 revision 1) on female genital mutilation (FGM) by the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee. Led by African countries and adopted by consensus, the resolution calls upon States to implement laws eliminating FGM among several other recommendations. This represents the first time the General Assembly has agreed to include the elimination of FGM on its agenda. 

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