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Fahma's Petition: Tell Schools to Teach Risks of Female Genital Mutilation Before the Summer PLEASE SIGN


Health & Wellness  (tags: protection, culture, violence, tradition, FGM/C, Female Genital Mutilation/ cutting, UK, petition, prevention )

Evelyn
- 64 days ago - change.org
17 year old Fahma Mohamed calls on Minister Michael Gove to include teaching about FGM/C in schools in the UK, in order to reduce the estimated 6,000 cases of girls being sent abroad for FGM/C during the summer holidays



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John De Avalon (35)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:14 am
Gladly signed ...

 

Barbara V. (128)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:58 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Ed V. (131)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:04 am
S&N, Thanks
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:37 am
Signed
with 198,247 supporters
1,753 NEEDED
 

Nils Anders Lunde (476)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:01 am
SO N&S
 

Evelyn B. (28)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:37 am
See Fahma's video call FGM: Teenager Urges Michael Gove to Act Before School Holiday 'Cutting Season' - Video
 

Natasha Salgado (456)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:18 am
Horrid. S+S-thx Evelyn
 

Ondine J. (125)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:53 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Evelyn
 

Vicky P. (462)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 7:31 pm
a/s noted
 

Christine Stewart (130)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:03 pm
Men need to stop comparing female genital mutilation to circumcision. The purpose of FGM is to ensure a girl's "chastity/fidelity" by making intercourse extremely painful. Male circumcision takes off a little piece of skin, and might decrease sensation a bit.. No comparison.
 

Jim Phillips (3206)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:26 pm
Petition signed.

FGM needs to be outlawed. FGM causes many health problems as well as many deaths.

ty, Evelyn.
.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:35 pm
Noted and signed.It is a pity that we cannot castrate the evil bastards that do this to young women .
 

Shawna S. (43)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:06 pm
Noted and signed.
Thank you for this petition Evelyn.
 

Evelyn B. (28)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:46 pm
Outlawing FGM doesn't necessarily work as such - getting the practioners (both the families that demand it AND the persons who do the intervention) to understand the health risks and good social reasons to discontinue the practice is the real key to ending the practice. Ironically, families in areas where this has been practiced often think they're doing a good thing for their daughters (much as our parents thought a good spanking was good for us!) If people see the laws as an imposition by "the West", they just find ways of continuing "their values" (and the law enforcement is only as effective as the law enforcers' will to enforce the law .... if they value "tradition", they don't enforce ....)
But the voices of those who come from communities and families that practiced FGM and have stopped carries a lot of weight in getting people to rethink .... and then the laws may serve. Fahma's is one of those voices ... Good for her that she has chosen to stand up to defend others who are at risk of their families finding ways to continue their traditional harmful practice.
 

Janice W. (49)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:33 pm
Signed and noted. This has haunted me for some years now, ever since I first heard about it. I just cannot imagine the pain, the huge risk of infection, not to mention the mental distress.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:33 am
noted and signed
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:02 am
Signed.
 

Margaret M. F. (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 7:22 am
Signed & noted. Thank-you.
 

Dave C. (204)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:42 am
signed.
 

Louise D. (34)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:58 am
Signed and noted - even though Govey does look like the evil Puppets in Thunderbirds or Parkers evil and uglier brother so all I can say is "Do it Govey, go on. You know you want to...". Still as he is currently wrecking the British education system so that it can be re-made in the Tory image. And one of the fundamental parts of this plan involves discrediting the very people who have the knowledge to put up any real opposition: teachers. So don't hold your breath about him doing anything constructive.
 

Aaron Bouchard (108)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:05 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:08 pm
Signed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday February 14, 2014, 1:09 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Evelyn.
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:10 pm
signed & noted
 

Birgit W. (135)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:29 pm
Signed.
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:44 pm
AS
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:21 pm
Signed
 

marie tc (164)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:43 pm
This is a very important point
It is not UK culture so beware of terrifying children who it does not concern
I believe i
they have to be separated also the age is important for the children this will never be concern .
I would not have liked this to have discussed when I was a child also would not agree to have it openly discussed with my own children Our children who share a totally different culture will have dreadful dreams and find it very upsetting . All the talking in the world will not stamp this out in certain cultures a man will not marry a woman unless she has been done and they can not marry out of their religion or culture so these women are banned to a life os sadness unless they leave their own people not signed
 

marie tc (164)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:51 pm
Louise thank God for the Tory system coming back to our schools we had reached an all time low in the UK with no respect shown to teachers the 3 Rs going down the drain teachers on first name basis no discipline I believe
Tony bliar kids are mostly in America now its not good enough in the UK
That tyrant has ruined my country we have a long long way to go if we can ever put things right
I believe long term he will end up as the most hated prime minister in Britain
 

Dori C. (12)
Friday February 14, 2014, 6:10 pm
signed.
 

A F. (126)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:37 pm
done thanks
 

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:53 pm
Thank You. Signed and Noted.
 

Carol Johnson (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 11:39 pm
Thank you.noted
 

Jordan G. (27)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 12:06 am
Signed & Noted.
If you're interested, see also www.clitoraid.com, which was also started in the UK by a victim of this barbarism.
 

Sherry B. (20)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 12:39 am
Signed & Noted. Thank you for sharing.
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:44 am
petition signed, it reached 200.000 signatures.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:01 pm
signed
 

Angela J. (57)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 2:13 pm
Great idea.
 

Leanne B. (21)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:33 pm
Another assault on girls. she has a great plan. I hope they listen to her.
 

Nimue P. (195)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:37 pm
FGM is wrong! Gladly S&N.
 
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