British Jury Delivers First Conviction for Female Genital Mutilation

A woman in London was convicted over the genital cutting of her daughter, becoming the first person to be successfully prosecuted under the country’s law banning the practice.  The 37-year-old woman was found guilty of committing female genital mutilation in August 2017, when her daughter was 3.  “Female genital mutilation has an appalling physical and emotional impact on victims that usually lasts their entire life,” said Lynette Woodrow, a deputy chief crown prosecutor, in a statement. “A 3-year-old has no power to resist or fight back.”  The girl was “deliberately cut and her injuries amounted to F.G.M.,” the statement from prosecutors said, referring to female genital mutilation, the practice of a girl’s genitalia being cut and removed.  Read more: