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Female circumcision: a tradition steeped in blood – The Independent

“Police are to stage high-profile checks on flights to a number of African states in an attempt to stop young girls being taken abroad to be forcibly mutilated with the consent of their parents.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2008

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Met’s unique £20,000 reward to stop mutilation of women – The Guardian

“An estimated 66,000 women and girls in England and Wales have had their genitals forcibly mutilated, according to Department of Health figures due out this autumn. The practice is so serious among immigrant communities in London that the Metropolitan police yesterday offered £20,000 to anyone giving information which leads to successful prosecution, the first reward for a general crime rather than a specific case. No one has yet been prosecuted under the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act in 1985 and the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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