Britain plans new laws to prevent female genital mutilation

Britain will introduce new laws to combat female genital mutilation (FGM) including making it compulsory for teachers and health workers to report cases, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.

The government, hosting a one-day London summit on FGM and forced marriage, also announced 1.4 million pounds (1.4 million pounds) of funding for an prevention programme and said it would enact legislation that would see parents prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter undergoing such a practice.

"It’s absolutely clear what we are trying to achieve…and that is to outlaw the practices of female genital mutilation and childhood and early forced marriage; to outlaw them everywhere, for everyone, within this generation," Cameron said.

He urged countries to sign up to an international charter, launched at the summit, which calls for the eradication of both practices and said 21 countries had already done so.

FGM, the partial or total removal of external female genitalia, is a tradition practised widely in many African and Muslim countries and often justified as a means of suppressing a woman’s sexual desire to prevent “immoral” behaviour.

Around 103,000 women aged between 15 and 49, and another 10,000 girls aged under 15 who have migrated to England and Wales are estimated to have undergone FGM, according to a report on Tuesday from City University London.

(Source: yahoonews)

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Catch the mother-daughter tandem behind the Belo Medical Group and Belo Essentials- Dr. Vicki Belo and Cristale Belo Henares at Entrepreneur Philippines’ Thought Leaders Live 2014 on July 26, 2014 (Saturday), 2:00 pm. Learn how they were able to bring their brand across all Filipinos worldwide and expand to become the Philippines’ leading medical group devoted to beauty. For event details and online registration, please visit http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/ThoughtLeadersLive1

entrepreneurph:

Catch the mother-daughter tandem behind the Belo Medical Group and Belo Essentials- Dr. Vicki Belo and Cristale Belo Henares at Entrepreneur Philippines’ Thought Leaders Live 2014 on July 26, 2014 (Saturday), 2:00 pm. Learn how they were able to bring their brand across all Filipinos worldwide and expand to become the Philippines’ leading medical group devoted to beauty. For event details and online registration, please visit http://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/ThoughtLeadersLive1

Welcome Andy Newman

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Our team keeps getting better and better as we continue to grow our wonderful support staff and we can’t believe we were lucky enough to snag newcomer Andy Newman for our (and your) very own.

Andy’s background is in film, but he’s more than just a film enthusiast, he’s a passionate…

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Artist Name: Bas van Wieringen
Tumblr: http://basvanwieringen.tumblr.com/
 Moments and Situations is an ongoing series of photographs."In the series of photos in this book we see all kinds of objects in public spaces. A series of photos of objects that have lost their particular purpose. The objects are in such a way accidentally deformed, rearranged, forgotten, or left unattended that they are not performing the purpose for which they have been created. Their formal aspects remind us of the functions these objects have. And that is what these objects have become: formal arrangements. We might respond to these formal aspects and create our own narrative with it, which satisfies our imagination and intellect. Then we could take these photos as stills from a movie that we play in our minds, We might be looking at a story without words."My book Moments and Situations Amsterdam came out in 2013. I’m currently working on a new book.

tumblropenarts:

Artist Name: Bas van Wieringen

Tumblr: http://basvanwieringen.tumblr.com/

 Moments and Situations is an ongoing series of photographs.

"In the series of photos in this book we see all kinds of objects in public spaces. A series of photos of objects that have lost their particular purpose. The objects are in such a way accidentally deformed, rearranged, forgotten, or left unattended that they are not performing the purpose for which they have been created. Their formal aspects remind us of the functions these objects have. And that is what these objects have become: formal arrangements. We might respond to these formal aspects and create our own narrative with it, which satisfies our imagination and intellect. Then we could take these photos as stills from a movie that we play in our minds, We might be looking at a story without words."

My book Moments and Situations Amsterdam came out in 2013. I’m currently working on a new book.

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Documentary coming soon!

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We had the cameras rolling for three years and put it all into a 2 hour documentary.

This looks fantastic.

fastcompany:

Bill Murray has played an incredible array of characters across a career spanning 74 movies and TV shows. Peter Venkman. Ernie McCracken. Herman Blume. Garfield. Bill Murray. Bill Murray. Bill Murray.
In tribute, San Francisco’s Public Works gallery will host The Murray Affair on August 8 ($12), a one-day show that will feature as many as 200 original portraits of Bill Murray submitted from an open call of non-commissioned artists. Organizer Ezra Croft, who has, in the past, hosted a similar celebration of Nicolas Cage, cites Murray’s “awesome catalogue of greatness” as his muse for the event.
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fastcompany:

Bill Murray has played an incredible array of characters across a career spanning 74 movies and TV shows. Peter Venkman. Ernie McCracken. Herman Blume. Garfield. Bill Murray. Bill Murray. Bill Murray.

In tribute, San Francisco’s Public Works gallery will host The Murray Affair on August 8 ($12), a one-day show that will feature as many as 200 original portraits of Bill Murray submitted from an open call of non-commissioned artists. Organizer Ezra Croft, who has, in the past, hosted a similar celebration of Nicolas Cage, cites Murray’s “awesome catalogue of greatness” as his muse for the event.

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