In light of today’s news that the mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM), FORWARD, a London based African women’s organisation, raises concerns and is surprised that there seems to be general rejoicing that a successful prosecution on FGM has finally happened in the UK
FORWARD was recently asked to comment on the issue of breast ironing amongst African communities in Scotland, following a Scottish Government consultation on FGM which also covered the issue of breast ironing.
FORWARD’s response to the current FGM case of a three year old girl undergoing FGM in the UK to Ugandan/Ghanaian parents and the apparent links to witchcraft
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FORWARD, a London based African women’s organisation, is outraged and deeply saddened that 50 girls have been hospitalised after being subjected to ‘botched’ female genital mutilation in Kaya, in Burkina Faso (West Africa).
FORWARD was featured on BBC Newsnight on the 5th September in a programme which investigated female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK. FORWARD’s Head of UK Programmes and Operations, Toks Okeniyi was interviewed about the delays in investigations of FGM cases. FORWARD wishes to expand further on our experiences and perspective on the current investigation process for FGM Protection Orders and the impact it has on girls and their families.