Read my article on the UK #FGM trial in Huffington Post UK

Felicity Gerry KC
Felicity Gerry KC

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‘The UK must empower women and girls to be free from the harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) by ending this global practice. Prosecuting criminal cases must be seen as part of the package of effort necessary to achieve this. FGM is a global cultural practice where female children are cut, to varying degrees of severity, as part of ceremony into adulthood. There have been international and domestic legal responses but millions of women and girls are still cut every year and there have only been a handful of prosecutions.’

 

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