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Media and Publications

FGM factsheet

(courtesy of Home Office)



National Multi Agency guidlines



Home Office opposing FGM



Strategy to stop health providers

(courtesy of WHO)



Eliminating female genital mutilation ( An interagency statement - OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO)






Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women 

  • Alice Walker (Author), Pratibha Parmar (Author)


Desert Flower

  • Waris Dirie's (Author)


Women, Violence and Tradition: Taking FGM and other practices to a secular state

  • Tamsin Bradley (Author)


FGM: A Story about the Mutilation of Women: 2 (Short Story Series)

  • Kyi May Kaung (Author)


STOP Female Genital Mutilation: Women Speak Facts and Actions 

 The book covers health facts and gives a good overview of FGM.

  • Fran B. Hosken:  (Author)


The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.A.

A Kansas-born victim of FGM.

  • Patricia Robinett (author)


Female Genital mutilation

  • Comfort momho (editor)










On the mission of raising awareness while informing the general public about the health and legal ramification of FGM, Coventry city council has collaborated with Celestinecelest Community Organisation. Coincide with the “Ending female genitalia mutilation in Coventry,” expedition, with the contribution of other organisations such as British Arab Federation, a new social campaign was conceived. #FGM: stops with me.

Coventry`s strategy on tackling FGM

An in-depth interview of the syndicates of "Ending female genitalia mutilation in Coventry"


Virginia Kamara

Founder and manager of Celestinecelest

DR Abdullah Shesha

Consultant Neurologist

Fidel Takirouri

Chair of British Arab Federation

Alison Gingell

Councillor of Health and adult services

Celestinecelest at the "Ending female genital mutilation in coventry," conference  


Virginia Kamara

Founder of Celestinecelest Community Organisation


Hannah Ringane

Celestinecelest`s young amassador

Note: No copyright and plagiarism infringement intended. All media publication are used for information and educational purposes.


The Truth About British Girls about FGM.

The controversial tradition of FGM has now reached the shores of the UK. 

Buckle Up: schoolgirls put message to end FGM into song

Legalisation debate divides parliament

Members of the National Assembly debated the legality of female genital mutilation in a session triggered by recent calls for legalisation of the outlawed practise.

FGM survivor tells BBC  News

 A 24-year-old survivor of FGM, created a petition on

The Cruel Cut | Speaking about FGM | Channel 4

Leyla and her sister confront their mother about their female genital mutilation (FGM).


The Cruel Cut examines the cultural and societal pressures, and how it continues despite being illegal in the UK - there have been no prosecutions although it was made illegal in 1985.


The full length of this documentry can be viewed on Channel  40d  


The cruel cut


Synopsis: Fire Eyes is the voice of the wounded souls, communicating the anguish and the pain, of the harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation/female circumcision in Africa, which has affected almost 80 million women in Africa, 135 million women around the world.


filmmaker Soraya Mire knows firsthand about the traditional African practice of female genital mutilation. At thirteen she was subjected to it and spent the next Twenty seven years recovering physically and emotionally from its cruel legacy. Fire Eyes explores the socio-economic, psychological, and medical consequences of this ancient custom which affects 135 million women worldwide.


The full length film can be viewed here: Fire eyes

The Cutting Tradition is a 47-minute film, narrated by Meryl Streep, commissioned by FIGO - the International Federation of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Filmed in Ethiopia, Egypt, Djibouti, Burkina Faso and the UK, it looks at the reasons for female genital mutilation in Africa today. The film was produced by SafeHands for Mothers 

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