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Launch of helpline for girls in danger of FGM
A new Female Genital Mutilation Helpline was launched on Monday 24 June 2013 as a UK-wide service.
Supermarkets could face harassment complaints over lads’ mags, say lawyers
The UK’s main supermarkets could be exposed to legal challenges from employees and customers if they refuse to remove magazines and newspapers with naked women on their covers, a group of lawyers have claimed. In a letter published in the Guardian, 14 equalities lawyers say supermarkets and other retailers are vulnerable to legal challenges under sexual discrimination law.
Somalia: Female Genital Mutilation down
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Attitudes in Somalia toward a practice that critics decry as torture may be changing, as new data released by the U.N. children’s agency on Tuesday showed that female genital mutilation among children in northern Somalia is on the decline. The survey released by UNICEF and the governments of Somaliland and Puntland found that 25 percent of girls from the ages of 1 to 14 years old have undergone the practice, compared with 99 percent of women in those regions.
Mayor of Bristol commits city to working to equality for women
Release date: Mon, 04/03/2013 The Mayor of Bristol is to sign an historic declaration committing the city to working to secure the equality of women and men. In doing so George Ferguson will put Bristol at the forefront of the drive for fairness with the city becoming the first in the UK to sign up to the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life, launched in 2006.