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18:00 - 19:30 7 June 2018

FGM: The Hidden Crime


Gideon Schreier Lecture Theatre | Bentham House (link Map)
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Hibo Wardere, FGM survivor and public speaker and author about, Hibo Wardere (at the age of 6, Hibo was a victim of type 3 FGM. She is now an anti-FGM campaigner, public speaker, mediator and delivers training to teachers, politicians, social workers, police, doctors, midwifes and universities. She has also written a memoir 'Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today')
Dr Charlotte Proudman, Award winning barrister, academic and speaker/writ, Dr Charlotte Proudman (barrister specialising in family law and public law, Affiliated Researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, a former Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School where she studied feminist legal theory, and speaker/writer on FGM, and equality issues)
Gerry Campbell, Former Scotland Yard Detective Chief Superintenden, Gerry Campbell (Former Scotland Yard Detective Chief Superintendent, with 30 years experience policing, author, and advocate for Community Safety, Security, Engagement & Tackling FGM and Hate)

For more than three decades, female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal in the UK. Yet, whilst awareness of the practice is growing, there have been no successful prosecutions. Indeed, FGM remains prevalent: in England and Wales, there are an estimated 137,000 girls and women living with FGM and a further 144,000 at risk of undergoing FGM. This panel discussion, led by one of our LLM students, will draw together a diverse range of perspectives to answer some of the key questions surrounding the law on FGM. Is the existing legislation sufficient? How can it be enforced more effectively?


Lisa Penfold


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