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Former Labour Peer
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Encouraging prosecutions of offenders under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 – Baroness Rendell of Babergh.
My Lords, far from being almost eliminated, the practice of FGM continues and, indeed, is on the increase. The cause is largely because more communities are coming into the country and bringing this culture with them. Enormous publicity has been given to FGM lately, which one is glad to see, but that does not deal with the basic problem. Does the Minister agree that the best thing would be a...
My Lords, female genital mutilation has been perpetrated on girls since ancient times. The first known instance of it was seen on an Egyptian mummy dating from 200 BC. The UN has recognised FGM as torture and in calling for its elimination describes it as cruel, inhumane and degrading to women. The first law criminalising FGM in the United Kingdom was passed in 1985, the second 18 years...
Former Labour Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1997
Left the House of Lords on 2 May 2015 — Died
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