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The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers’ efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM).

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The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers’ efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM). Read more here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/immigration-forcing-british-lawmakers-to-confront-female-genital-mutilation/2014/04/01/24cf25e1-8001-4c80-b277-5f5c6f10cdfa_story.html

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An extensive awareness campaign on female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women will be rolled out in the borough of Brent (UK), the result of a landmark report looking into the issues which was spearheaded by Councillor Ann John.

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An extensive awareness campaign on female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women will be rolled out in the borough of Brent (UK), the result of a landmark report looking into the issues which was spearheaded by Councillor Ann John. Read more here: http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/awareness_campaign_on_female_genital_mutilation_to_be_rolled_out_in_brent_1_3517295

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The city council of Slough (UK) has vowed to combat female genital mutilation after the town was named as one of four areas by the NHS as ‘high-risk’ for the illegal practice.

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The city council of Slough (UK) has vowed to combat female genital mutilation after the town was named as one of four areas by the NHS as ‘high-risk’ for the illegal practice.

Read more here: http://www.localberkshire.co.uk/news/slough/articles/2014/04/01/98996-we-must-wipe-out-barbaric-practice–council-vows-to-stop-female-gential-mutilation/

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Nearly 4,000 women and girls have been treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in London’s hospitals since 2009, according to new figures, the BBC reports.

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Nearly 4,000 women and girls have been treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in London’s hospitals since 2009, according to new figures, the BBC reports. London’s Mayor has condemned the practice as “absolutely intolerable.”

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In the United Kingdom, the first prosecutions over female genital mutilation have been announced by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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In the United Kingdom, the first prosecutions over female genital mutilation have been announced by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The UK has in the past been compared unfavourably to other countries over the issue, such as France where there have been more than 100 successful prosecutions.

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Katharine Whitehorn analyzes what men can do to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Katharine Whitehorn analyzes what men can do to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Read more here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/03/men-and-female-genital-mutilation

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The Police Commissioner of Bolton (UK) is backing a campaign to teach children in schools about the risks of female genital mutilation.

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The Police Commissioner of Bolton (UK) is backing a campaign to teach children in schools about the risks of female genital mutilation.

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who has spearheaded the campaign for universal education for children, has backed a campaign led by the 17-year-old British student Fahma Mohamed to get education about female genital mutilation into all schools in the UK.

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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who has spearheaded the campaign for universal education for children, has backed a campaign led by the 17-year-old British student Fahma Mohamed to get education about female genital mutilation into all schools in the UK.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Malala praised Fahma’s campaign, and joined her in calling for better education in schools about FGM. “I’ve watched every step of Fahma’s campaign and I think she is on the edge of something huge,” she said. “Over 140 million girls and women are mutilated – but like keeping girls out of school in Pakistan, we can come out together and be strong and change things for the next generation. I am her sister and I am at her side and I want her to be listened to I as I was.”

Read more about their efforts here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/24/malala-yousafzai-backs-fgm-campaign

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One in five UK police forces is failing to properly record cases of so-called honor violence against women, according to a support group.

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One in five UK police forces is failing to properly record cases of so-called honor violence against women, according to a support group.

It said there was a “postcode lottery” when it came to recording such crimes.

The report, from the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO), also highlighted a lack of proper risk assessment of victims.

The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) said “significant progress” had been made by forces.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26056209

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The AHA Foundation is proud to co-lead a training on honor violence and forced marriage for the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association.

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The AHA Foundation is proud to co-lead a training on honor violence and forced marriage for the Arizona Homicide Investigators Association.

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