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What steps can we take to eradicate FGM in Ireland?

  • Date: 08/12/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Background Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognised as a gross violation of human rights and a form of gender-based violence. According to the Central Statistics Office, 5,790 women and girls in Ireland are FGM survivors, and there is an estimated 1,600 girls deemed at-risk. The practise of FGM is usually targeted at schoolgirls, with.....

Submission: UN to examine whether Irish tax policy harms children in lower income countries

  • Date: 06/11/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Caption: Eunice, 15, (right) and Millicent, 16, (centre) from Ghana were given bikes by ActionAid. This helps them travel to school safely. They used to walk for two to three hours to reach school. Due to Ireland’s tax policy, profits generated in Ghana are often moved to Ireland. This leaves Ghana with less money to spend on services for.....

Frequently Asked Questions about FGM

  • Date: 04/11/2020
  • Author: Julianne Flynn

Update: 04/11/20 “What is FGM?” Female genital mutilation (FGM) involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The procedure can cause severe bleeding, infection, infertility and even death. FGM can have devastating physical, psychological and social consequences for the rest of girls’ lives. Ultimately FGM is.....

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