Daughters of Eve

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Daughters of Eve is a UK-based non profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM).[1]

The organisation raises awareness of the practice of FGM, provides support and resources for women who have experienced FGM, and campaigns to eliminate FGM.

They have launched a successful e-petition to get the subject of FGM on the UK Government’s agenda.[2] The petition calls for the Home Office to draw up and implement a national strategy and action plan to eliminate FGM in the UK.

In February 2019, the Observer reported that the UK government was to change the National Curriculum to include relationship education for primary age pupils and health education for pupils of all ages. Secondary aged pupils would be taught about grooming, forced marriage and domestic abuse. It requires that secondary schools to address the physical and emotional damage caused by FGM, the support available[clarification needed] and ensure that pupils know FGM is illegal.[3]

Daughters of Eve founders Leyla Hussein and Nimco Ali were named as two of Britain's most influential women in the BBC Woman's Hour power list 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website". Daughters of Eve.
  2. ^ "e-petition Stop FGM in the UK Now".
  3. ^ Iqbal, Nosheen (24 February 2019). "Children to be taught dangers of female genital mutilation". The Observer. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Woman's Hour Power List 2014 – Game Changers". BBC Radio 4.