INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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Today is International Women’s Day. A chance to raise awareness of the continued daily struggles faced by women and girls across the globe. FGM is one of the most brutal and physical manifestations of violence against women, and is recognised by the UN to be concentrated in a band of 30 countries across North and… Read more »

Muino, Pokot on World Zero Tolerance to FGM Day

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A few pictures from the event hosted by Beyond FGM and Kepsteno Rotwo earlier this month           As you can see, the event was a great success and well attended. But the fight against FGM is all year round: DON’T FORGET OUR BUY A BRICK CAMPAIGN IS STILL RUNNING AND IN NEED OF… Read more »

FGM in England… and Wales?

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Part of the Government response to FGM, under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, is the Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order (FGMPO). Since the introduction of the FGMPO in 2015, as part of a broader legal response to FGM, there has been a relatively low uptake in the number of orders granted. In the first three months of… Read more »

Working with Traditional Birth Attendants

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A two day workshop earlier this week focused on the dangers of FGM, and Forced or Early Marriage, for girls and women; particularly when it comes to childbirth. There was a very positive response, with many of the Traditional Birth Attendants keen for further involvement of Beyond FGM in their home villages. There was even… Read more »

Mambolea’s Song

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Our friend and brother Mambolea has created this heartfelt song, really worth a watch: The fight against FGM is for everyone in society, not just the women who are suffering or are at risk. We all have a part to play

BBC’s ‘Call the Midwife’ takes a look at FGM

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‘Historical context’ can often act as a device to excuse or justify. Some might use it to argue that we cannot judge days gone by through our own standards. However, the BBC’s Call the Midwife will soon try to avoid these pitfalls, in it’s look at FGM in the context of Somali women in 1960’s East London, in the upcoming series…. Read more »

News from Samich

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Here are a few pictures of the Alternative Rite of Passage workshops and ceremonies from Samich, in the Cherangari Hills! The team are hard at work with some amazing people in this community.               150 girls have been able to take part in the 5 days of workshops  … Read more »

The Girls Who Live In Fear

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Alternative Rites of Passage ceremonies are the central way that Beyond FGM, in partnership with Kepsteno Rotwo, seeks to help women and girls escape the knife. At the same time, it is important to help those for whom it is too late; the women and girls who have already been cut. Everlyn Cheyech, who is… Read more »