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# fgm - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Call to prevent Covid-19 pandemic resulting in two million FGM cases 'that would otherwise be averted'

The UNFPA has called for urgent action to be taken to protect girls around the world.

# fgm - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Father convicted of FGM of daughter to appeal his sentence

The man and his wife were jailed in January, in the first case of its kind in Ireland.

# fgm - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'Consequences of this huge physical intrusion on women are so enormous': MEPs back resolution to end FGM

It comes after a couple were found guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal court last month of carrying out FGM on their young daughter.

# fgm - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution

In an exclusive interview with, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.

# fgm - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

'It was most unlikely the girl’s injuries happened the way her parents alleged': How gardaí handled Ireland's first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday given prison sentences after being convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their young daughter.

# fgm - Monday 27 January, 2020

Ireland's first FGM conviction: Father sentenced to 5.5 years, mother sentenced to 4 years and 9 months

Judge Elma Sheahan described the parents’ actions as “the most egregious breaches of trust by those who are presumed to protect their infant child”.

Parents convicted of allowing FGM to be carried out on daughter to be sentenced today

The couple were found guilty following a trial last November.

# fgm - Friday 20 December, 2019

Parents convicted of 'extremely serious offence' of FGM to be sentenced next month

Female genital mutilation carries a maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

# fgm - Saturday 7 December, 2019

'There was no anaesthetic, nothing': Call for urgent action to protect girls in Ireland from FGM

Ireland’s first conviction for female genital mutilation has highlighted how girls are at risk here.

# fgm - Friday 29 November, 2019

Race, religion and prejudice: The issues raised at Ireland’s first FGM trial

A married couple were yesterday convicted of allowing female genital mutilation to be carried out on their daughter.

# fgm - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Parents found guilty in Ireland's first female genital mutilation trial

Judge Elma Sheahan has remanded the couple in custody.

# fgm - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Jury in FGM trial told they have to make an 'immensely important decision'

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

# fgm - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

FGM expert tells court it is 'not possible' that toy caused girl's injuries

The girl’s father gave evidence today, both he and his wife deny carrying out FGM on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

# fgm - Monday 25 November, 2019

Woman accused of FGM says she is a victim herself and would not do the same to her daughter

A father and mother deny carrying out female genital mutilation on their daughter at their Dublin home in 2016.

# fgm - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Blood found on carpet in home of couple accused of female genital mutilation of daughter, court hears

A DNA expert told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court the blood matched that of the injured girl.

# fgm - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Couple accused of female genital mutilation claim daughter sustained injuries when she fell on toy

Two doctors told a court that the injuries sustained by the girl are not consistent with falling on an object.

# fgm - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

# fgm - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

'It's a serious form of child abuse': Thousands of girls in Ireland at risk of female genital mutilation

An estimated 6,000 females in Ireland have already undergone the harmful procedure.

# fgm - Monday 22 July, 2019

'I'll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape'

In certain areas of Kenya, slaughtering an animal or paying a €20 fine is the punishment for rape.

# fgm - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly'

Women in Kenya are fighting back against FGM, child marriage and gender-based violence.

# fgm - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

# fgm - Friday 31 August, 2018

Opinion: 'It would be easy to dismiss female genital mutilation as something alien to Ireland - but it's not'

Minister Josepha Madigan writes about how she is inspired by Ifra Ahmed and her fight against FGM in Ireland.

# fgm - Sunday 18 March, 2018

How people in Cork are fighting back against FGM

“People don’t speak about it unless a victim of this heinous crime speaks out.”

# fgm - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Muslim spokesperson apologises for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

“I condemn FGM in the strongest terms.”

# fgm - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

'Harmful and sinful': Islamic Centre of Ireland issues fatwa against female genital mutilation

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri issued the fatwa after a senior Muslim figure in Ireland said the practice is acceptable in some cases.

# fgm - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Muslim spokesman criticised for saying it's acceptable for girls to undergo FGM

Healthcare professionals and the Islamic community have criticised the comments made by the Clonskeagh Mosque’s spokesman.

# fgm - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'

About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.

# fgm - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Couple accused of genital mutilation of their daughter sent forward for trial

The offence of genital mutilation, on conviction, can carry a sentence of up to 14 years.

# fgm - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Couple to face trial accused of mutilating their daughter's genitals at Dublin home

The couple was arrested this morning.

# fgm - Sunday 6 August, 2017

'It wasn’t hard to decide to run away. FGM was just like death because of the bleeding'

ActionAid is launching a new international strategy, based on supporting people-led efforts to end poverty, injustice and gender inequality, writes CEO Siobhán McGee.

# fgm - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# fgm - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Lack of FGM training: 'Irish doctors and nurses can be at a loss over what to do'

A new programme is starting in Cork that will serve to educate and offer support people who are affected by FGM.

# fgm - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

"A human rights violaton, worse than child abuse" - committee on genital mutilation wants action from gardaí

An Eritrean national, herself the subject of FGM, says she hopes a full prosecution will follow in the case of a man arrested in Dublin in connection with the suspected mutilation of a baby girl.

# fgm - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Man arrested after suspected genital mutilation on two-year-old girl

A file will go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

# fgm - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Doctors urge Western states to 'compromise' on female genital mutilation

Vaginal cutting is widely regarded as a libido-reducer, intended in certain cultures to keep a woman chaste.

# fgm - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# fgm - Friday 5 February, 2016

There's a new €163k plan to fight female genital mutilation in Ireland

Nearly 4,000 people in Ireland are estimated to be victims of FGM.

# fgm - Sunday 22 November, 2015

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls Dropping The Knife This post contains images

Photos: Why these 9 women stopped carrying out female genital mutilation on young girls

Some 78% of girls and women in The Gambia undergo female circumcision – but that figure is slowly dropping.

# fgm - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

'It comes down to private parts of a woman, cut out and kept as trophies.'

A Danish man has been accused of keeping 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer.

# fgm - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

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