Dr Charlotte Proudman was interviewed by Lexis Nexis on 7 March 2018 about female genital mutilation prosecutions. The article title is Female genital mutilation prosecutions: ‘A tough battle to challenge community traditions’.
Human Rights barrister from Goldsmith Chambers, Dr Charlotte Proudman, agrees that understanding across the cultural and religious aspects of FGM pose a significant challenge to successful prosecutions: ‘Professionals need more understanding about the key drivers for FGM; both culture and inaccurately, religion. Changing hearts and minds will only happen when FGM is seen as part of a group identity.’ […] Proudman adds that some individuals, who are aware of the law, may ‘ensure it is performed on babies to prevent detection’.
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