November 7, 2022

UK joins international treaty to prevent violence against women – BBC News

After a 10 year delay, an international treaty to combat violence against women has been integrated into UK […]
November 2, 2022

Thank goodness we have Scottish courts defending free speech – Murdo Fraser in The Scotsman

It was Voltaire’s biographer, rather than the man himself, who came up with the phrase: “I hate what […]
October 5, 2022

Free speech in universities: new data reveals student and public perceptions – King’s College London News Centre

There is strong agreement among students that their university is protecting freedom of expression and robust debate, as […]
October 5, 2022

‘A ticking timebomb’: Extent of hidden FGM cases during Covid lockdowns won’t be known for years, experts fear – i News

Female Genital Mutilation was a hidden issue even before Covid, but experts say the abuse of girls cut […]
December 29, 2021

Oxford Against Cutting speaks out against harmful practices – Oxford Mail

THE PANDEMIC has resulted in many more women becoming vulnerable to domestic abuse and other harmful practices. Oxford Against […]
November 26, 2021

Domestic abuse: GPs trained to spot signs of violence – BBC News

“Women were coming back for emergency contraception or having lots of terminations. I hadn’t appreciated they weren’t in […]
November 25, 2021

MPs back raising minimum marriage age to 18 to protect children – BBC News

MPs have backed raising the legal age of marriage to 18 to stop vulnerable children being forced to […]
September 17, 2018

Ending Child Marriage in the United Kingdom – Human Rights Watch

The photo above is a stock image. This week Pauline Latham, a Conservative MP, introduced a bill to […]
December 11, 2016

Rubie Marie, Ms. Galaxy International Queen and Survivor of Forced Marriage from the UK, Advocates to Empower

Born in the UK, Rubie Marie is a brave survivor of a forced marriage at the age of […]
July 20, 2016

An Interview With Hilary Burrage: How She’s Fighting to Stop FGM in the UK

Hilary Burrage, British sociologist and author, on the fight against FGM: We must never, for one moment, be […]
September 30, 2015

New Documentary on Forced Marriage

In the United Kingdom, a new documentary is being released focusing on how the Greater Manchester Police respond […]
September 26, 2015

More Education on Forced Marriage Needed in the UK

The organization Karma Nirvana is calling on Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) officials […]
September 23, 2015

Increase in FGM in England

From April 2015 to June 2015 over 1,000 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were reported in England. […]
September 22, 2015

Additional Protections Against Forced Marriage Needed in the UK

Sajida Khan left a forced marriage years ago with her children and obtained forced marriage protection orders (FMPOs) […]
July 28, 2015

The Story of a Woman who Stopped Performing FGM

Jane used to be a ‘cutter’ in Kenya who performed female genital mutilation on women as part of […]
July 17, 2015

UK Implements First FGM Protection Order

The UK has implemented the first female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order which allows police to seize the […]
July 17, 2015

Calls to Forced Marriage Hotline Increase Dramatically

The UK-based charity Karma Nirvana has handled 8,268 calls related to honor violence and forced marriage in the […]
July 16, 2015

Telling the Story of Forced Marriages in the UK

New research shows that police and other officials are missing warning signs of forced marriage in the UK […]
June 13, 2015

PM David Cameron Pushes for Measures on FGM

PM David Cameron has ordered ministers to expedite measures to enable local authorities, social workers, or police to […]
June 11, 2015

UK Non-Profit Works to Combat FGM

The UK non-profit Forward recently released a video showing the effects of female genital mutilation. The video, “Needlepoint,” […]