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Talk on female genital mutilation: a crime practised with impunity in England and Wales

Talk by barrister and PhD candidate Charlotte Proudman on Wednesday 9th March.

On Tuesday 8th March it's International Women's Day. All around the globe human rights activists highlight the deep-seated discriminations and social traditions that often set unequal power relations between men and women.

In Cambridge, we are very honoured to have as our women's human rights speaker on Wednesday 9th March, barrister and PhD candidate Charlotte Proudman. She will talk about female genital mutilation: a crime practised with impunity in England and Wales. All are welcome. The talk starts at 7:30pm at the Jesus Lane Friends' Meeting House

It is estimated that over 130,000 women and girls living in England and Wales have been cut, and 60,000 girls every year are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM). Despite the Government having criminalised FGM in 1985, there has not been one successful prosecution. Charlotte Proudman will explore why FGM persists despite criminalising the practice. More details about the talk can be found here.

Around 9pm the Cambridge City Group's campaign meeting will start. We are setting up a women’s rights subgroup, and this will be discussed, as well as other current campaigns and upcoming events. There will also be letters and petitions for signing on behalf of women who are victims of human rights abuse.



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