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

April 7, 2013 - 11:45

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....

Efua Dorkenoo, advocacy director of Equality Now, which has been campaigning against FGM for decades, said this latest step was an important development. She said: "We have been looking at what aspects of the law can be used. What we have to do is take away the burden from the children to the parents. Children are not going to come forward with information; we have to get the parents to act." [read more...]