Felicity writes on Combatting FGM for Huffington Post

Felicity Gerry KC
Felicity Gerry KC

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‘The Association of Women Barristers held a forum in London at the Bar Conference on Saturday the 8th November on “achieving excellence in FGM cases”.

It sounds like a nonsense since there have not been any prosecutions in the decades that female genital mutilation (FGM) has been criminalised in the UK but the panel included the DPP and Superintendent Jason Ashwood who heads up the rape and child abuse unit at the Met and started with a minutes silence for the late campaigner Efua Dorkenoo.

The forum was opened by expert FGM midwife Comfort Momoh who detailed the FGM horrors she has come across, including women who were cut as infants and have no recollection of who caused their injuries and no understanding of why they have had to live with serious health problems, just for being female.’

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