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LibLink – Lynne Featherstone MP: Moving towards a world free from Female Genital Cutting

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Tonight, Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne will be giving a speech tonight (which we will bring you later) and Lynne Featherstone has written an article for the Huffington Post.

She will be taking part in an online discussion here at 12:45pm today.

First she outlined exactly why FGC is a problem.

FGC is a cultural practice involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia. In its most extreme form the external genitalia are cut out and the girl’s vagina sewn up, to be cut open on her

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  • User AvatarJudy Abel 29th Nov - 6:59am
    Thank you for highlighting this problem again. It's so right that we need to do more about prevention. Maybe teaching children in schools from an...
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    I received this tweet from Tom London[ @TomLondon6] - another Thomas Paine admirer - which seemed to sum up the situation concisely : 14 years...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 29th Nov - 1:18am
    Mick Taylor - there were strenuous efforts at imposing restrictions on money/weapons etc the Balkans. That's not to say, of course, that we shouldn't try...
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    Mick You are a Quaker and a pacifist, these colour the positions you take on military action. I accept and respect those positions. However, the...
  • User AvatarJudy Abel 28th Nov - 11:33pm
    All that counts is the medical evidence of the best experts in the field - and the protection of patients. Any other considerations are surely...
  • User AvatarBruce 28th Nov - 11:33pm
    there are a number of points here. Firstly the border is literally a line in the sand. It has no logical purpose being based on...