Female genital mutilation (FGM)

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Nawal El Saadawi obituary
Outspoken Egyptian feminist, writer and campaigner who fought against patriarchy and poverty

Sarah A Smith

22, Mar, 2021 @1:33 PM

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Number of new FGM cases referred to NHS in England down by a quarter
Campaigners caution that drop may be down to difficulties in accessing services during Covid pandemic

Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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UK's FGM safeguarding policies undermining welfare, study warns
Exclusive: Policies introduced to protect women and girls are alienating African diaspora communities

Nazia Parveen and Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondents

04, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hanna Ahmed obituary
Other lives: Volunteer and support worker with refugee and anti-FGM groups in Bristol

Natasha Carver

18, Jan, 2021 @2:58 PM

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Carrie Symonds' friend Nimco Ali given Home Office role without it being advertised
£350-a-day position as government adviser made via ‘direct appointment process’

Molly Blackall

05, Dec, 2020 @5:48 PM

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A Girl from Mogadishu review – tragedy and joy in a daring escape
This real-life story of a Somalian teenager who became a bold activist against FGM delivers earnest, effective drama

Leslie Felperin

02, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Sudan says it will stamp out child marriage and enforce ban on FGM
Police told to enforce law against cutting girls passed in July as country says it will adhere to African charter on child rights

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

27, Nov, 2020 @10:17 AM

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The battle to bring Kenya's warrior children back to school – a photo essay
Covid closures coincided with an initiation ceremony that has put many on a path out of education and set back years of progress

Saskia Houttuin in Samburu

09, Nov, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Kenyan efforts to end FGM suffer blow with victims paraded in 'open defiance'
Almost 3,000 girls from the Kuria community have undergone female genital mutilation in recent weeks, despite crackdown

Peter Muiruri

21, Oct, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Nimco Ali calls for frank discussion on violence against women in UK
Campaigner gives first major interview after being appointed as government adviser on issue

Alexandra Topping

09, Oct, 2020 @3:54 PM

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Girls put ‘at risk’ as cash to help end FGM in Britain is reduced by 84%
With statistics hinting at a government U-turn, charities fear thousands more will be affected

Mark Townsend

19, Jul, 2020 @6:03 AM

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'Thank you, our glorious revolution': activists react as Sudan ditches Islamist laws
After 30 years under Omar al-Bashir, the country has abolished several discriminatory policies and banned FGM – in what activists have called ‘great first steps’ towards liberalisation

Kaamil Ahmed

16, Jul, 2020 @5:30 AM

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