Acre was delighted to host the Equalities Alliance second Annual Conference. We continued to explore the theme of stereotypes. One of 7 themes the EA decided to adopt during the consultation process. So labelling... is it a neat categorisation tool or an explosive secret weapon used to control where we apportion blame for socio-political issues? Labels, labels, labels … [...]
Acre was delighted to host the Equalities Alliance second Annual Conference. We continued to explore the theme of stereotypes. One of 7 themes the EA decided to adopt during the consultation process. So labelling …is it a neat categorisation tool or an explosive secret weapon used to control where we apportion blame for socio-political issues? Labels, labels, labels [...]
Amnesty International's END FGM European Campaign has released this video in advance of the tenth anniversary of the International day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation (6 February 2013). The video features three of the four international artists and designers who gave life to four creations using thousands of signed paper rose petals demanding [...]
At least 200 million girls and women alive today living in 30 countries have undergone FGM/C. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” FGM/C is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights. While [...]
In this blog post, Hilary Burrage reflects upon the causes and consequences of FGM and what can be done about it in the lead up to International Women's Day. Recent estimates by UNICEF suggest that some two hundred million women and girls alive in the world today have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM). Of these perhaps [...]
NoFGM is Hilary Burrage's website to promote information and opinion from and by campaigners, researchers and writers who share her concern to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK and beyond. Most of the articles on female genital mutilation (FGM) are generously contributed by expert guest contributors with particular professional or personal knowledge and experience. Hilary Burrage (editor [...]
MUST READ....Raising Awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): As summer holidays are approaching, Thames Valley Police is raising awareness of FGM by contacting professionals who work closely with children who could potentially fall victim to this crime. Click here to read more...
28 Too Many is a values based charity working to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Their primary focus is on research and enabling local initiatives to end FGM in the 28 African countries where it is practised and across the diaspora. They also network and advocate for the global eradication of FGM, working closely with [...]