ActionAid petitions Irish Government to End FGM by 2030

  • Date: 03/09/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

To mark International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, ActionAid launched a public petition to urge the Government of Ireland to commit to ending FGM in Ireland by 2030. We received almost 10,500 signatures. The support for this call has been resounding. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to present these signatures to our.....

Event- “Women Rising: the Global Fight to End FGM”

  • Date: 03/07/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Please join us on Thursday 9th July from 13:00-14:00 for this online lunchtime discussion. The United Nations Population Fund has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an extra 2 million girls worldwide undergoing FGM in the next decade. In this context, our expert panel will explore the campaign to #EndFGM in Ireland, Kenya,.....

Exploring the link between child marriage and FGM/C

  • Date: 28/11/2019
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) involves cutting or injuring girls’ genitals for non-medical reasons. Over 200 million women alive today have experienced FGM/C, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Middle East and North Africa (WHO, 2018). FGM/C is internationally recognised as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. It constitutes an.....

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