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  • Midwives in the UK may be asked to raise the subject of FGM with women from communities who practice it. The Department of Health (DoH) said that the NHS “plays a key role in identifying and supporting anyone affected by FGM”. A DoH spokesperson further added: “Health professionals should always take action when they believe a […]

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  • Healing Hands of Joy, a non-governmental, non-profit organisation based in Brooklyn, New York, is doing incredible work in helping Ethiopian women prevent and recover from fistula. After raising $350 from a screening of Emmy Award winning documentary Walk to Beautiful, all profits went directly towards the community of fistula survivor Birhan Gabrihat. Healing Hands of […]

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  • Last week  was a busy one at FORWARD towers so we’re only just getting around to updating you on all the happenings that took place. Liberal Democrat MP, Lynne Featherstone, popped into our office to mark Zero Tolerance week. Given that she’s not only a minister in the Department for International Development but also the  Government’s […]

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  • According to new data on the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation released by the UN on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting,  the practice is becoming less prevalent overall and the younger generation is less likely to have it carried out. This data has surprisingly not figured in recent news coverage, yet the trend […]

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