Archive for November, 2016

Thousands of children ‘missing’ from education

More than 30,000 children were missing from schools in England and Wales for substantial periods of time in the 2014-15 academic year, local education authority figures show.

Of these, almost 4,000 children could not be traced by the authorities.

The National Children’s Bureau said some may be at “serious risk” of abuse and exploitation, including forced marriage, FGM and radicalisation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38145058

My quarrel with a proud FGM cutter

More than 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) or cutting. The practice has now been outlawed in some African countries, but not in Sierra Leone, where some cutters are still proud of their profession.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38016161

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