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Alimatu Dimonekene

In July 2015, police obtained the UK's first FGM Protection Order... The new orders can be applied for by anyone with permission from the court, allowing concerned individuals such as the police, teachers or others to help prevent FGM... yielding new hope for many women.

FGM-iimage

Feb 2014: By Hilary Burrage - "We now know quite a lot about the cultural and social pressures which drive FGM... But one (largely) missing element in the campaigns to stop FGM is economic analysis..."

Bonike-Erinle

Courtenay Forbes interviews Bonike Erinle: "Barristers are advocates... I attended a 2-hour long seminar on FGM... I have certainly taken it upon myself to look at the ways in which I can be of assistance to relevant charitable organisations..."

HMP-Pentonville

Dec 2013: The White Ribbon Campaign organised awareness-raising events at HMP Pentonville, Holloway. Inmates made handprints centred on the theme These Hands Are Not For Hurting...

Ashley

I am a Town Councillor for Lewes, in East Sussex, and I'm the Council's Anti-Domestic Abuse Champion. I think a lot of people, when they find out that I am male, are surprised that I hold this role...

Madelaine

I didn’t understand the behaviour I was experiencing was abuse, the looks and smashing holes in the doors, threatening the children and the ultimate threat of suicide if I left...

Steve-Hynd-2

When you are raised in a ‘rape culture’, it is hardly a surprise that some men develop a warped understanding of sex and gender....

FGM-iimage

Nov 2013: By Hilary Burrage - "Eradicating FGM in Britain requires a pincer movement of stringently enforced laws (FGM has been illegal since 1985) and proactive intervention...

domestic-violence

A police chief in suggested some domestic abusers should go on counselling or relationship guidance courses rather than being sent to court. Women's rights campaigners are concerned.

Banaz - A Love Story

 “Banaz: An Honour Killing”, which chronicles the brutal honour killing of a young British Kurdish woman in suburban London by her own family, has won a current affairs International Emmy.

Sebs

Kulsoom Rizvi talked to mothers: “I was absolutely devastated... No one directly told us it was Downs. The pediatrician who reviewed Sebs was really walking around the issue... Why was he scared to tell us the truth?"

Children playing in disused building

Child poverty costs Scotland's largest council £395m a year, a report has claimed. Researchers said the impact of the problem in the Glasgow City Council area was the third highest in the UK.