UK holds first trial over female genital mutilation

A London doctor went on trial on Monday for carrying out female genital mutilation in only the first such case to be prosecuted in Britain despite pressure from campaigners.

Spain boosts fight against female genital mutilation

Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday.

UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end "within this generation" to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world.

ISIS jihadists did not order female genital mutilation in Iraq?

Jihadists in Iraq have not ordered women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation as claimed by a senior UN humanitarian official.

UK Indian-origin doctor cleared of female genital mutilation

A medical tribunal in Britain has cleared an Indian-origin doctor accused of intentionally performing surgery on a woman amounting to female genital mutilation (FGM), a criminal offence in the UK.

Indian-origin doctor faces extreme surgery allegations in UK

An Indian-origin doctor in the UK is facing allegations of performing an unnecessary surgery on a woman that amounted to suspected female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure illegal in the country.

Malala backs campaign against female genital mutilation

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, has offered her support to a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

UN chief calls for ending female genital mutilation

Ban Ki-moon called for ending female genital mutilation, a harmful practice that threatens millions of girls worldwide.

Keith Vaz announces major female mutilation inquiry in UK

Britain`s MP, Keith Vaz, has announced a major parliamentary inquiry into female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of measures to end the practice among certain communities in the country.

More than 30 mn girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation over next decade: Unicef

The Unicef has reportedly found that there are more than 30 million girls who are `at risk` of being subject to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) over the next decade.

UN panel passes resolution on female circumcision

The UN General Assembly on Monday has passed a resolution condemning female circumcision.

Oz couple faces court for baby girl`s circumcision

Female circumcision is performed in some cultures and religions, but is illegal in Australia.

UK police arrest 2 over genital mutilation claims

Police say they have arrested two men after a newspaper reported that some medical staff in Britain were offering to perform female genital mutilation.