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Global Europe 08-10-2019

End FGM: give girls a chance to decide their own destiny

As MEPs decide on the short-list for the Sakharov prize, Assita Kanko explains her nomination of 'The Restorers', a group of Kenyan students working to help victims and potential victims of Female Genital Mutilation.
Development Policy 08-11-2016

Female genital mutilation: Putting human rights at the core of Europe’s asylum system

Female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors, and women and girls at risk, are particularly vulnerable in the asylum system. They must receive support to help them navigate the process, writes Liuska Sanna.
Development Policy 08-02-2016

UNICEF: Increasing number of genital mutilation victims

A million girls worldwide suffer genital mutilation every year and that number is only increasing in some countries, according to a report by UNICEF. The European Commission has warned that the practice could be on the rise in Europe as well. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Violence against refugee women is often ignored

Half of all people fleeing conflict are women, but their plight is often ignored in our approach to refugee crises, writes Irene Zugasti.
Development Policy 15-10-2015

Governments must implement effective laws in tackling violence against girls

Governments must have the bravery and commitment to design and implement laws to protect women and girls and to prevent violence against them, write Sirpa Pietikäinen and Marie Rose Nguini Effa.
Global Europe 11-09-2015

Nemtsov and others nominated for Sakharov prize

Assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukraine military pilot held on murder charges by Moscow, and jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi were shortlisted yesterday (10 September) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Development Policy 21-04-2015

We need global MPs committed to well-spent development aid

In its election manifesto launched last week, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) pledged to slash the UK’s development aid budget. We don’t need parliamentarians with this myopic mindset, writes Baroness Jenny Tonge.
Development Policy 06-02-2015

Ending female genital mutilation requires tackling deeply embedded discrimination

Today, 6 February, as we mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, it is worth remembering how cruel, pointless and destructive FGM is, writes Hilde Vautmans.

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